John Kennedy has addressed speculation linking UFC superstar Conor McGregor with shares in Celtic.

We told how the Irishman revealed recently that he had held discussions with Hoops majority shareholder Dermot Desmond over potentially buying into the Glasgow giants.

It came after he also hinted he would be willing to splash some of his near £300million net worth into Manchester United after chat about the European Super League had fans furious with the Glazers at Old Trafford.

McGregor, when asked about his interest in the Red Devils, sensationally revealed: "A conversation came up regarding Celtic first to be honest. To acquire shares from Dermot Desmond. I am certainly interested in acquiring a sports team at some stage! 

"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."

That prompted a response from Celtic's interim boss Kennedy who laughed: "I think last week it was Man United as well? He's obviously wanting to get his teeth into football somehow.

"But I don't think there's anything in that at all."

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

The MMA pro 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."