Less than a week after a reported super fight with retired boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather Jr. , UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor is back in the front pages.
This time, it’s not about a fight in the UFC or a boxing fight with Money May, it’s because of alleged death threats that have forced the Notorious One to beef up his security 24/7.
McGregor flew to Ireland last Friday to attend the VIP Style Awards with lady love Dee Devlin. But that wasn’t the big news. Accompanying the couple were two burly men in black suits. The men, according to a source quoted by the Irish Sun, were Conor’s new bodyguards. Writes the Sun:
“Conor and Dee arrived around 30 minutes after most of the other red-carpet arrivals and they were accompanied by an entourage.He’d two huge minders with him for the entire evening and although everyone was in great form, they didn’t leave his side once.
“One of them even waited directly outside the toilets when he nipped in at one stage!
“Conor was really relaxed and in great humour but the bodyguards didn’t let him out of their sight for even a minute. Anyone who wanted a picture or a quick word with Conor had to go through the minders.”
Now here’s where it gets more interesting. When asked who the men were, McGregor said they were Rocky and Drago and that he hired them because of death threats.
The source added that the threats aren’t related to the “AK-47” incident earlier this year:
— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) February 25, 2016
But if you’re wondering what Rocky and Drago look like, they aren’t this Rocky and Drago:
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) July 14, 2014
These are Conor’s Rocky and Drago:
Those men in black do look serious. Which of them is Rocky and which is Drago is a big question though. Your guess is as good as ours. Maybe we can ask Conor McGregor next time.