Watch UFC star Conor McGregor manhandle deadlift record holder Hafthor Bjornsson from Game of Thrones while sparring – The Sun

 

CONOR McGREGOR famously claimed "I fear no man" – and proved his point when he took on The Mountain from Game of Thrones.

The UFC legend bravely sparred against 6ft 9in Hafthor Bjornsson from Iceland who weighs a whopping 400 pounds – and who once deadlifted a world-record 501kg!

McGregor was put through his paces by the World's Strongest Man winner following his win over Chad Mendes in 2015 as they moved around in a body spar.

But 'Thor' – who played The Mountain in the hit HBO show – may call upon the lessons he learned against the UFC fighter when he faces off against arm-wrestling champion Devon Larratt in the boxing ring on September 18.

McGregor, who was fighting at 145lbs during the time he sparred Bjornsson and stands at 5ft 7in, was dwarfed by Thor as he tried to land a few cheeky body shots.

Thor remained in control throughout as he tried to squeeze the Irishman's head between his bulging biceps.

After their encounter, the Icelandic strongman claimed he could have defeated McGregor in a matter of seconds if he wanted to.

Speaking to YouTube channel Off the Ball, he said: "Bring me shorts and put us in a cage, and I'll fight him again.

Thor – who lost his World's Strongest Man title in 2019 – said it would be over "in 10 seconds" if he was to properly grab hold of the Irishman.

When asked how many versions of McGregor it would take to beat him, he replied: "Maybe five."

But McGregor recalled a different version of events when he was asked how the sparring session went.

He recalled: "[I said,] 'Let's take a cool picture like this'.

"We squared off as if we were going to do it.

"Then all of a sudden, he's bouncing and I'm bouncing.

"Next thing you know, we're having a full, bareknuckle body shot fight."

He added: "I was hitting hard with some shots.

"I had to hit him with some shots. He was trying to hit me as well.

"He wasn't taking it easy. He tried to grab me and tried to pull my head off.

"I defended, freed the head. I was like this motherf***** is so big, I have to start smashing him to the body."

Despite the size difference, former featherweight and lightweight champ claimed he "folded" his opponent up.

He said: "It was a lot of fun. That's a big man – 6ft 9ins, 400 pounds. And I still folded him up."

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