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Local Toowoomba man, Greg Grant (28) has been given good reason to celebrate his family’s Irish ancestry today.
After finally deciding to saddle in and watch some YouTube highlights of the mixed-martial arts superstar Conor McGregor, Greg says the legacy of the world’s biggest UFC star really gets his Irish blood pumping.
“Have you seen this bloke” he says to his housemate
“He’s got so much charisma. I love the bloke. Christ can he fight but”
While actively avoiding learning too much about the UFC for many years now, Greg says the double-championship holding Irishman has sparked his interest.
“I love his attitude, and his style. It’s so Irish”
A recent report by the Australian Bureau of Statistic shows that a growing number of Australians are now identifying as Irish, after the success of Conor McGregor in the combat arena.
That, as well as the national Irish rugby union team, The Shamrocks, managing to defeat the New Zealand All Blacks a bit more comfortably than the Wallabies.
Greg Grant is so exception. Despite only being 8% Irish biologically, his family have a proud connection to the homeland.
“Dad always talks about the Irish side of the family. We’ve been here a while, but yeah that’s our background”
“Conor really is doing it for us. The Irish need him right now”