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Irish public backing McGregor to end Khabib’s undefeated streak

| 04.10.2018

With Conor McGregor set to step back into the Octagon against Khabib Nurmagomedov this weekend, we’ve polled the Irish public on whether they’re backing the Notorious.

McGregor’s a slight underdog at 5/4, but 51% think he’ll inflict the first defeat of Khabib’s career to regain the UFC Lightweight Championship.

He’s won 18 of his 24 professional fights by knockout – 32% think he’ll make it 19 at the T-Mobile Arena.

But Mystic Mac is far from universally popular – only 35% of those polled called themselves McGregor fans.

His controversial behaviour doesn’t seem to be helping his popularity either. When asked if the 30-year-old was a good role model, 39% strongly disagreed. Another 20% somewhat disagreed, with just 21% either strongly or somewhat agreeing.

Nicola McGeady from Ladbrokes says: “The findings have shown McGregor is like Marmite here in Ireland. That said, patriotism always prevails, and although 65 per cent say they aren’t a fan, they still want to see their fellow countryman beat Khabib this weekend.”

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Daniel Anwar

Daniel has covered sports for Squawka, FourFourTwo and iSportconnect. He is a naively optimistic Arsenal fan and is also passionate about music, film and chicken wings.