Conor McGregor has landed the cover of Sports Illustrated this month, but made a rookie error by declaring on social media that he’s the first Irishman to do so.
The MMA star took to Instagram and said, “It’s an honour to be the first Irishman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. What a time to be alive!
“I am now praised and rewarded for my ability to kill another man with my bare hands. My lineage are smiling down upon me. I am blessed.”
Unfortunately for Conor, he was firmly put in his place by Irish track legend Eamonn Coughlan who graced the cover on three occasions.
Besides Eamonn, Ronnie Delany and Rory McIlroy also appeared on covers of the magazine, making Conor the fourth Irish person to do so.
Eamonn simply replied to Conor’s post and said, “Another record for you to chase Conor,” alongside a picture of his three covers.
Well, we wonder how Conor will take that! Probably not too well….