sinead oconnorAs if Ireland needed one more reason to get behind UFC superstar Conor McGregor, the brash talking featherweight contender has secured none other than Irish music sensation Sinead O’Connor to sing for his walk to the Octagon at UFC 189 when he takes on Chad Mendes for the interim title.

The event will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 11th and according to McGregor during a conference call on Wednesday, at least 2,500 tickets for UFC 189 have been purchased by fans in Ireland.

Sinead made the announcement on her Facebook page earlier today that she’s headed to Vegas for the fight:

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I would have personally preferred the Cranberries, but Sinead is legit. The now 48-year-old County Dublin native was very popular in the late 1980’s and early 90’s in large part due to her mega-hit “Nothing Compares 2 U”. She was the first woman I ever saw pull off the shaved head look. It actually worked for her. Then there was that whole ripping up the Pope’s picture on Saturday Night Live thing. Maybe Conor should convince her to rip up a photo of Jose Aldo and have the camera zoom in on it during the pay-per-view.

I wonder who Chad Mendes would have sing during his walkout?

Here’s the Irish folk song “The Foggy Dew” which Sinead will be singing:

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