UFC star Conor McGregor throws his name into the mix as Liverpool's potential next owner

UFC star Conor McGregor throws his name into the mix as Liverpool's potential next owner

Updated: 19 days, 16 hours, 20 minutes, 1 second ago

UFC star Conor McGregor has claimed he's 'requested information' about becoming Liverpool's next owner just days after Fenway Sports Group listed the club for sale.

The Irishman has not been active in the octagon since his devastating loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021 and it seems it may be due to his perusal into other business ventures.

With FSG looking to sell the Premier League outfit, McGregor - who is a known Manchester United fan - threw his name into the mix for as a potential successor to the owners at Anfield via a Q&A on social media.

Conor McGregor said he 'would love' to buy Liverpool after their owners listed the club for sale Conor McGregor said he 'would love' to buy Liverpool after their owners listed the club for sale

Conor McGregor said he 'would love' to buy Liverpool after their owners listed the club for sale

Liverpool were put up for sale by FSG on Monday and a host of potential buyers are interested Liverpool were put up for sale by FSG on Monday and a host of potential buyers are interested

Liverpool were put up for sale by FSG on Monday and a host of potential buyers are interested

When asked by fans whether he'd be interested in buying the Merseyside club, McGregor wrote: 'I WOULD LOVE IT! I requested my information on this, yes. Soon as I heard. What a turn of events! What a club!'.


His statement comes as somewhat of a surprise given his affiliation with Manchester United - that's been vocal about in the past. 

Speaking during a FIFA Q&A in 2019, he said: 'I was more a player than a watcher back then, but Manchester United was my team.

'It was only the other day I came across an old picture of myself wearing that infamous grey United jersey, which I bought with my [First Holy] Communion money at eight years of age. I see my son when I look at that photo. I'd love to know where it is now. A truly 'Notorious' football jersey!'

He also posted a picture of himself wearing a United top hours after his UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov visited Old Trafford for a match last year.  

I WOULD LOVE IT! I requested my information on this, yes. Soon as I heard. What a turn of events! What a club! @LFC https://t.co/HD0ELlhKOH— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 8, 2022 McGregor - who is a Manchester United fan - shared a picture in the club's jersey last year McGregor - who is a Manchester United fan - shared a picture in the club's jersey last year

McGregor - who is a Manchester United fan - shared a picture in the club's jersey last year

The UFC legend joins a list of other potential buyers that have emerged since news broke that FSG were looking to find new owners. 

The frontrunner had been Britain's richest man - Sir Jim Ratcliffe - though he announced that he is not interested in trying to buy Liverpool and has instead set his sights on improving the fortunes of Ligue 1 outfit Nice.

'Our position has developed since the summer and we are now focusing our efforts in Nice and raising our ambitions for the club to make them into a top tier club in France to compete with PSG,' a spokesman for Ratcliffe told The Telegraph. 

'This would represent much better value for our investment than buying one of the top tier Premier League clubs.' 

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has ruled himself out of the running to buy Liverpool or Manchester United Sir Jim Ratcliffe has ruled himself out of the running to buy Liverpool or Manchester United

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has ruled himself out of the running to buy Liverpool or Manchester United

FSG's decision to sell the Merseyside club has come as shock given the team's success on the pitch in recent years.  

It's understood an Information Memorandum was sent out to potential buyers last month, which is effectively a sales document, and that indicates there is a significant difference to how situations have been in the past.

The timing of this development is significant and it is believed the failure for a breakaway European Super League to get up and running in 2021 and the £4.25 billion sale of Chelsea in May have both been significant factors in FSG's decision to test the market interest in Liverpool.

When asked about this on Monday, sources in Boston refused to provide any confirmation nor would they give any indication about whether principal investor John W Henry, Chairman Tom Werner or President Mike Gordon would attend this weekend's home game against Southampton.

Fenway Sports Group (owners John W Henry, second left, and Tom Werner, second from right) have announced they are 'inviting offers' to sell Liverpool in a dramatic ownership update Fenway Sports Group (owners John W Henry, second left, and Tom Werner, second from right) have announced they are 'inviting offers' to sell Liverpool in a dramatic ownership update

Fenway Sports Group (owners John W Henry, second left, and Tom Werner, second from right) have announced they are 'inviting offers' to sell Liverpool in a dramatic ownership update