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Watch: When Conor McGregor impersonated Liam Neeson ahead of his fight against Dennis Siver

Conor McGregor and Liam Neeson
Conor McGregor and Liam Neeson
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Modified 05 Apr 2021
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Conor McGregor is a staunch admirer of fellow countryman Liam Neeson. 'The Notorious' has consistently heaped praise on the Hollywood superstar and even admitted that Neeson is someone "you should not mess with".

Following the release of 'Taken 3', the final installment in the Taken series starring Neeson, McGregor was asked about his views on the Irish actor during an interview with Fox Sports. The 32-year-old said he would never mess with someone like Neeson.

"Liam Neeson has made his name as a tough guy on screen," McGregor told Fox Sports. "You should not mess with an Irishman like Liam Neeson. I certainly would not," he added.

Conor McGregor then proceeded to impersonate Neeson. The UFC superstar mimicked Neeson by repeating his iconic quote from the Taken movie, which was released in 2008.

"I have a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired through a long career. Skills that make me a nightmare to someone like you. I will find you, and I will kill you," impersonated McGregor.

You can watch McGregor's impersonation below:

McGregor's interview was released on the day it was announced he would challenge Dennis Siver. The Notorious went on to defeat Siver in a dominating performance and he knocked out the German in the second round of the bout.

In an interview with TMZ Sports in 2015, Conor McGregor once again spoke highly of Neeson.

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After a convincing display in the opening 5 minutes, McGregor was knocked out in the second round, following devastating calf kicks and some dirty boxing from Poirier. 'The Diamond' successfully exacted his revenge on McGregor and laid the groundwork for a trilogy bout between the two lightweights.

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Published 05 Apr 2021, 15:41 IST
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