An Irish rock band based in Las Vegas have paid tribute to Conor McGregor the best way they know how – with a song.
The Black Donnellys, fronted by Dublin Daves – Browne and Rooney – are the resident musicians at Mandalay Bay’s Irish Bar, RíRá, and they have written a song entitled “Notorious”, which they are hoping will land them a mega-gig on December 12th.
According to the The Sunday World the band are waiting to hear if they have been chosen to play McGregor’s walkout song prior to his massive featherweight title unification fight at UFC 194.
“We know that Conor’s team have heard the song”, said Dave Rooney, “and we got great feedback from them so we are hoping that they tell us next week that he is going to use it for the walk-out. We know it is a long shot. But we live in hope”.
It does indeed seem like a long shot, especially when you consider that the vocals for Conor’s last walkout were provided by none other than Sinead O’Connor.
Nevertheless the band are holding out hope.
“It would be the icing on the cake for myself and Dave after a few amazing years here in Las Vegas. Fingers crossed”.
An additional interesting note about The Black Donnellys is that they are the holders of two Guinness World Records. According to the LA Times, Dave Browne set a new world record in 2011, when he played his guitar at The Temple Bar in Dublin for 114 hours. Then in October of 2014, the whole band set a record for the longest gig ever played when they strutted their stuff for 372 hours, at the aforementioned RíRá.
You can hear the entire song below.