In a wide ranging interview with LaughingRobinHood.com Conor McGregor speaks openly of not being able to fight during Easter week 1916 and what he could have contributed for the struggle.
If I had been in the GPO in 1916 we would have won. Believe me, I lie to you not. Had I been fighting with my brothers and sisters in 1916 there would have been no surrender, no grand gestures just a straight victory for Ireland.
It would have started on a Monday and ended on a Wednesday. The English would have surrendered to us. I would have looked Maxwell in the eye, then I would have hit him and he would have went sleep for a long time.
There would have been no War of independence. Michael Collins would not have been needed. The Black and Tans would never have arrived.
I would have been like Cuchulainn, only this would be real history. I would have piled the British up. They would have wept to surrender. My only concern would be that I would have got blood on the tricolour which I would have been draped in. As you know there are only three colours on the flag. There is no room for the colour red.
It is the greatest misfortune ever inflicted on this country that I was born too late to fight for my country when it needed me most.