If I ever wanted to pitch a television show to some high-ranking network executives, I’d probably pitch a reality TV show. While it’s a well-worn path, you can create a concept so ridiculous that you’ll get guaranteed viewership for at least the first few episodes. Flavor of Love features former Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav (the one who wears the giant clock) trying to find love. For the most part, reality TV shows pitch themselves.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians is a popular reality show, with millions of people tuning in to watch Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, as well as assorted Jenners including Kylie and Caitlyn. If I had to improve the programme however, I would probably not pitch with the idea of adding UFC fighter Conor McGregor to the cast. However, in a recent interview with GQ Style, Conor McGregor gave us an idea of what a McGregor-infused Keeping Up With the Kardashians would be like, throwing some serious shade at America’s most popular family.
At the moment, Conor McGregor is the biggest name in the Ultimate Fighting Championship; he’s got a phenomenal record with 22 victories and just three defeats and he’s the first UFC fighter to hold both the featherweight and lightweight titles simultaneously. The Irishman’s brutal punches are matched only by his savage smack talk and in an interview with GQ Style, he certainly let fly at the Kardashians with some less-than-tasteful jibes.
After some intense photography work in Los Angeles, Conor McGregor wound down in the beach city of Malibu, where he rented a house. Soaking up the sun and possibly taking a dip in the waves, Conor McGregor revealed one of the activities he’d like to undertake while in Malibu.
“Maybe I’ll search for Khloé’s big fat ass – she’s been floating around Malibu. I don’t give a f*** about them. I just like to see them in the flesh.”
“Not about admiring. Admire? Never. What’s the saying? Never put the p**** on a pedestal, my friend. I just want to see it. I want to see them.”
In the interview with GQ Style, Conor McGregor was quick to quash suggestions that his UFC prowess had made him anything more than a professional fighter.
“People think I’m a celebrity. I’m not a celebrity. I break people’s faces for money and bounce.”
Unfortunately, people usually have little choice in whether or not they are celebrities, and whether he likes it or not, Conor McGregor will have to accept that his talent has brought him considerable fame, and with that considerable fame comes considerable responsibility. Apparently.