Conor McGregor is contemplating a run for the presidency in Ireland, prompted by recent events, including the stabbing of three children and riots in Dublin.
The UFC star has been vocal about political issues, criticizing the authorities for investigating his social media posts, which are alleged to have incited hate during city riots related to the incident.
Former UFC two-division champion has recently been in mainstream headlines for actively participating in Irish politics and the current situation in Ireland. Fans from Ireland and outside are routing for the 155-pound king’s political debut.
In response to a comment from a right-wing influencer last week, Elon Musk appeared to endorse the idea of Conor McGregor – the former UFC champion – running for political office in Ireland.
“Not a bad idea,” Musk posted. The billionaire, who also criticized Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, claiming that “the Irish PM hates the Irish people.”
“These parties govern themselves vs govern the people. Or me, 35. Young, active, passionate, fresh skin in the game. I listen. I support. I adapt. I have no affiliation, bias, or favoritism toward any party. They would genuinely be held to account regarding the current sway of public feeling.”
He further expressed, “It would not be me in power as president, people of Ireland. It would be me and you.”