Conor McGregor looks unrecognisable in throwback snap of UFC ace as floppy blond-haired child at St Patrick's Day parade

CONOR McGREGOR has shared an old picture of him looking unrecognisable as a young boy ahead of St Patrick's Day.

The 33-year-old Irishman, who has won UFC world titles in two weight classes, is one of his country's most famous global exports.


He was in high spirits on Tuesday night ahead of Ireland's biggest party holiday of the year.

This year's St Patrick's Day is on Thursday, March 17.

And it is clear McGregor is excited about the traditional Paddy's Day parade, tweeting a young image of him attending the event.

It is hard to tell it is McGregor as he looks so incredibly different with his blonde fringe.

But he was clearly in buoyant mood back then and has not wavered in his anticipation for the parade while growing up.

Alongside the photo, he tweeted: "It’s almost time for the St Patrick’s Day parade again guys, who’s excited? ☘️❤️."

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McGregor hit the headlines last week when he stated he was interested in buying Chelsea Football Club from Roman Abramovich.

The UFC star tweeted that he was putting forward a £1.5billion bid for the West London outfit.

Many felt McGregor's proposal was in jest as he is known for bravado on social media.

But he then confirmed he is unquestionably interested in purchasing Chelsea from the Russian.

He said: "I do not speak in jest. I am exploring this, as I said. Celtic from Dermot Desmond, Manchester United from the Glazers, and now the recently up for sale Chelsea football club. All being explored.

"A football franchise purchase is in my future make no mistake about it."

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McGregor's £1.5bn bid is thought to be a way off the £3bn Abramovich is asking for.

However, a formal offer from the UFC man is thought to be much more than what he claimed on social media.

According to Sky, McGregor's management company Paradigm Sports is working closely with McGregor Sports & Entertainment and Empowerment IP Capital – which is headed up by sports financier Stephen Duval.

And there are also reports McGregor's consortium are talking with a major global asset management company who could provide the backing to finance a deal of this magnitude.

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