Conor McGregor Dons the Super Eagles Shirt, Leaves Fans Wondering

Conor McGregor Dons the Super Eagles Shirt, Leaves Fans Wondering
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Conor McGregor is back on his bike wearing the Super Eagles kit, months after he got hit by a car. Then he soaked in the notoriously chilly Irish Sea to relax.

The Irish mixed martial artist posted pictures of himself rocking the Nigeria Super Eagles away kit on his Instagram account. The former UFC champion was cycling around his hometown of Dublin in a Nigeria football kit, showing his support for the African team.

Who is Conor McGregor?

Conor McGregor, who gained international recognition through his career in the UFC, has a massive fan base globally. The fighter is well-known in Nigeria but will add more followers in the African nation after riding around Dublin in a Nigeria football kit.

Delighted at the visuals, one Nigerian fan said, ”The Nigerian jersey looks good on you, champ.” One fan called him “Connor Makuochukwu,” while another commented, “Nice Jersey Man.” The comment section on McGregor's post is flooded with the Nigerian flag, as fans expressed their liking for the jersey.

The Story Behind McGregor Wearing the Super Eagles Jersey

McGregor's love for football is no secret, as he has attended several matches in the past. His latest show of support for Nigeria has sparked a lot of excitement among fans of both sports. McGregor's influence in sports is undeniable, and his endorsement of the Super Eagles away kit will boost its popularity.

The kit has a bold and vibrant design, featuring a green and white zigzag pattern with black accents. It differs from Nigeria's traditional green and white stripes, but fans love the kit nonetheless.

The recent photo of Conor McGregor posing with a Nigerian kit has sparked rumors that he might be hinting at a potential showdown against Nigerian-American UFC fighter Kamara Usman, also known as the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’.

McGregor and Usman have had a long-standing rivalry, and it seems they are still seeking an opportunity to face off in the Octagon. McGregor's recovery from injury has given fans hope that this highly anticipated fight could finally happen.

Usman has also previously spoken about his desire to face McGregor when he had possession of the strap. He said: “I’ve always said I welcome it. If it happens, it happens.”

While McGregor has not confirmed any plans to fight Usman, the photo has stirred up excitement among fans eager to see these two fierce competitors go head-to-head. Only time will tell if this is speculation or if fans will witness a showdown between these two titans of the UFC.

It's important to remember that McGregor is known for his flamboyant appearance and vibrant fashion style, which may help to explain any instances in which he may have donned the Nigerian national team's jersey or added Nigerian details into his costume. In fact, McGregor often draws inspiration from various cultures and incorporates them into his brand.

Frequently Asked Questions About Conor McGregor

Which Nigeria football kit edition has Conor McGregor worn?

Conor McGregor posted pictures wearing the Super Eagles away kit from 2022.

Why is Conor McGregor famous in Nigeria?

McGregor is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. He is the first UFC fighter to hold UFC championships in two weight classes.

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago

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