UFC superstar and all-round sane sportsman, Conor McGregor, has thrown down the gauntlet to Dublin Bus. The Crumlin fighter will be in front of a judge in New York later today on charges related to an attack on a 14 seat bus yesterday. McGregor inflicted serious damage on the vehicle by throwing a chair through a window and dancing around like a wild-eyed gorilla.
McGregor now wants to bring this vendetta against buses to the next level by taking on a double-decker in what he’s calling a ‘death-match’:
I don’t give a f*ck about the pr*cks on the f*cking bus, lads. It’s the bus I’m after and I’ve seen the vision of me lifting a double-decker above my head and there’s smoke blowing out of my nostrils and f*ck me, what was I talking about again?
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Dublin Bus have not responded to the challenge yet. The Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport, TD Shane Ross, did reveal that he was considering the idea:
It’s not often I have the opportunity to so perfectly combine transport, tourism and sports so I’ve scheduled a meeting with the top brass in Dublin Bus. We’re evaluating how such an event could take place. In terms of tourist numbers, the benefit to the economy would be on the Garth Brooks scale, while Dublin Bus would get some much needed positive press when they win.
Our insiders expect McGregor to take on a Dublin Bus double-decker in Croke Park before the end of the year.