UFC’s Conor McGregor to make only pre-fight late-night appearance on Conan

Scott Fishman

The Conan show will welcome one of UFC’s biggest names — and personalities — in Conor McGregor Thursday, March 3 at 11/10CT.

The Irishman sits down with Conan O’Brien for his only late-night TV appearance before his upcoming fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5 in Las Vegas. The last time McGregor appeared was July 3 last year when he predicted a win against Chad Mendes. Perhaps Conan is his good luck charm?

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Conan airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10CT on TBS. The 27-year-old McGregor will also join O’Brien in a head-to-head battle during an all-new Clueless Gamer segment Thursday, March 10. The two gingers test their skills playing EA Sports’ UFC 2. If you’ve never seen any of these in the past, they are pretty entertaining. Knowing McGregor’s history of trash-talking, expect things to get competitive.

McGregor was in the news recently after he paid an unexpected visit to a fan. It was reported that after he saw a cutout of himself on resident’s apartment balcony on a drive to the gym. McGregor signed autographs and took photos to mark the unexpected occasion. He no doubt brings a larger-than-life persona to the octagon, which has only increased his celebrity.

The Diaz fight comes after his original opponent, Rafael do Anjos, was taken out due to injury. The welterweight highlights a stacked card at UFC 196 10 p.m. Saturday, March 5 on pay-per-view. The event also features Holly Holm in a women’s bantamweight clash with Miesha Tate. Holm gained worldwide notoriety when she handed Ronda Rousey her first loss last year. So lots of eyes will be on that one.

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