Conor McGregor has mistakenly purchased Harchester United, it can be revealed.
Paddy Power News understands the 32-year-old former featherweight and lightweight champion confused the fictional West Midlands club with real-life Premier League outfit Manchester United.
The Notorious one was introduced to Harchester’s ageing squad of actors at The Dragon’s Lair this morning by former owner Lynda Block who recently recovered from her latest bout of amnesia.
McGregor was then taken on a tour of what remained of the stadium which had been decimated by a fire during the Season Ten finale.
“Who the f**k are these guys?,” asked the Irishman.
“That’s the last time I enter into negotiations to buy a football club after two bottles of me own whiskey.”
Following the move, MMA chief Dana White is eagerly anticipating McGregor’s latest retirement announcement and obligatory u-turn.
“Losing a competitor of Conor’s stature for a few hours will be a huge blow for the company,” White said.
McGregor’s first act as chairman will be to convince former star striker Luis Amor Rodriguez to return to the club.
“We’ve had Luis in our sights for a while – no pun intended,” McGregor told Paddy Power News.
However, it’s believed the Argentinian is reluctant to return to Harchester after former chairman Jerry Block tried to have him shot by sniper hidden in the rafters at Wembley.
“Luis shouldn’t allow a silly little thing like an assassination attempt to put him off coming back to Harchester United. At 53-years-old his best years are still ahead of him.”
Meanwhile, McGregor has ruled out a return for former mascot Harchie the Dragon who is currently embroiled in an unfair dismissal claim with the club.
Paddy Power News understands Harchie has been taking legal advice from Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus who was made redundant last year.
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