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Hollywood actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson backs Conor McGregor for Vegas fight

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Film star and wrestling legend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has revealed he’s backed Conor McGregor to win his upcoming world title fight.

The Fast and Furious actor is the latest star to declared his love for the Irishman – revealing he is a massive fan of the UFC superstar and the 26-year-old reminds him of himself.

“I love that guy. I love those two guys,” he said.

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“With Aldo there’s that quiet confidence. With Conor, the confidence is not quiet! It reminds me about how I was in the WWE,

“I was bold and talking s**t and there was nothing I wouldn’t say,” he told entertainment.ie.

The Scorpion King actor even admitted he loves the Notorious stars trash-talking ways.

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“Conor’s a smart guy like that, he creates great interest,” he said.

“But it’s not bulls**t, he backs it up. When someone has a mental edge, and at times I feel like I have seen that [with Conor], it becomes an edge,

“Conor ain’t no joke. He is a bad dude. And Aldo is a bad dude so you’re going to have two bad dudes who are going to go at it.”

Conor will face Brazilian Jose Aldo at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11.