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Conor McGregor sparkled on Jimmy Kimmel last night

And we’re not just talking about that suit.

THERE ARE FEW Irish exports who look quite as comfortable with the glitz and sparkle of US television as Conor McGregor.

Last night, the Dubliner once again proved a polished performer when he sat down in a glittering dinner jacket to chat with prime time talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

In the short clip above, McGregor tells the host about his love of the ‘crazy, outer body experience: beating people up for lots of money.’

Kimmel also takes a minute to delve into McGregor’s past, and the 27-year-old presents a picture of himself on the football field.

Growing up, society tells you you should fantasise about kicking a ball – I tried to pretend I was interested in it. But really; kicking a ball straight into a net is pretty cool, but what happens if somebody runs up behind me and hits me two shots into the mouth? Then it ain’t so cool.”

Something tells us, the young Conor McGregor wasn’t quite zen enough to consider accepting late tackles and off the ball whacks as simply part of the game.

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