UFC superstar Conor McGregor has sensationally claimed he held discussions over buying shares in Celtic.

The MMA fighter claims he spoke about purchasing a stake in the club from major shareholder Dermot Desmond.

McGregor has recently been rumoured to be considering buying shares in Premier League giants Manchester Utd and was asked by a supporter on social media if there was truth to the links.

But the Irishman revealed it was the Hoops he was interested in first. And he admitted he would potentially consider making a move in future.

"A conversation came up regarding Celtic first to be honest," he said. "To acquire shares from Dermot Desmond. I am certainly interested in acquiring a sports team at some stage! 

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"Both Celtic and Man United are teams I like for sure. But I am open. I feel I could do big things for a club."

Recent reports claim the fighter's net worth to be around £300million after he sold his shares in Proper Twelve Irish whiskey.

McGregor, 32, has been pictured previously wearing a Celtic jersey during training as he prepared for a bout and he revealed his favourite footballer is Kieran Tierney during an interview.

The Notorious previously heaped praise on Celtic fans for unfurling a banner before a big match depicting the fighter's mantra "We're not here to take part, we're here to take over."