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'We hold all the aces!' - 9 reasons why Tony McGregor deserves his own TV show

As the Irish UFC title contender’s friends and family touch down in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday’s fight, we salute his father.

CONOR MCGREGOR IS one of the biggest names in the UFC right now, and his stardom is set to rise again on Saturday night when he faces Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title in Las Vegas.

During the original ‘Notorious’ documentary and the six-part follow-up, another McGregor stole some of the limelight as dad Tony divided opinion with his cameo appearances.

Below, we look back at his best lines.

1. Tony didn’t always agree with Conor’s career path, but he’s happy to have been proved wrong and is on board these days

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2. He once bought Conor a 3D photograph of Muhammad Ali v Sonny Liston in an unusual place

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3. Before the headline fight against Diego Brandao at UFC Dublin, Tony showed his artistic side by penning a short poem

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4. After Conor dubbed former opponent Dustin Poirier a “peahead”, his father took inspiration from the name and put it to use in the kitchen

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5. Tony is the proud owner of an airsoft rifle, and he’s got a nickname for it

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6. We had to google ‘watch wardrobes’ to make sure they were a thing after this one

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7. Who knew the Irish flag kept in the heat so well…

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8. It isn’t just Conor who takes pride how he dresses

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9. “The Apache helicopter is coming in… Wowee!”

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