MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Eyeing Politics?

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A “street fighter.” A self-promoter. An outsider.

Does professional fighter Conor McGregor have a future in Irish politics?

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Vardkar was asked just that — and the Taoiseach didn’t take the bait in discounting any possible future political opponent.

“You never know. Stranger things have happened.” Prime Minister Vardkar told TMZ ahead of his week-long visit to the United States.

“Just met Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was awesome as an actor, career in politics after, and he was a good governor. So, anything is possible.”

The Irish leader, who’s now in Washington, D.C., made the comments on Sunday after giving a speech at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

So, why is this even a discussion? TMZ caught up with Conor McGregor just a month ago — asking him about the possibility of delving into politics. The 28-year-old laughed, “Maybe, who knows! I know they’re shaking in their boots, anyway!”

Will Conor McGregor actually leave the octagon and transition in politics? It’s highly unlikely. He has yet to showcase any in-depth knowledge of civics, or his ability to lead a group of people — let alone an entire nation.

But, the fact that Prime Minister Vardkar even responded to the question shows the impact the election of President Trump has had on global politics. Job security for career politicians are a thing of the past.