“Game of Thrones”
The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) may have a new warrior in their corner during Season 7 or Season 8 of “Game of Thrones.” HBO

“Game of Thrones” is winding down, but that doesn’t mean creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are done introducing fans to new characters. Fans may see a familiar face in the sporting world in Westeros before the HBO original series ends in Season 8.

According to a report from The Sunday Life (via Metro), UFC fighter Conor McGregor will join the two remaining seasons of “Game of Thrones.” The publication claims that one of the four men chosen to direct upcoming episodes of the series is a fan of both UFC and McGregor and wants to see him take his talents from the octagon to the set.

It’s not clear who the fighter would play in the series, but The Sun notes that he is a friend of Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson , who plays The Mountain. As such, there is some speculation that he’ll either join forces with Cersei Lannister’s (Lena Headey) right-hand man or face off against him.

“It’s been agreed that McGregor will appear in one of the remaining two seasons of ‘Game of Thrones,’” a source told The Sunday Life. “He was headhunted as it were by HBO, as one of the ‘Game of Thrones’ directors is a huge UFC fan. They believed that he would be a perfect fit for the show.”

News of McGregor’s rumored casting is made all the more interesting when you consider that Björnsson is slated to be a part of a massive battle in Season 7. In November, following a number of photos snapped by fans, “Game of Thrones” showrunners were forced to tighten security on set to avoid giving too much away about the upcoming season. Despite their best efforts to quell rumors, stories continue to circulate about what’s to come. One of the most interesting rumors revolves around the casts allege use of the Italica Ruins in Seville, Spain. Both Vanity Fair and Watchers on the Wall speculate that the location will be used as the Dragonpit in Season 7 — a fighting arena dug into the ground in King’s Landing.

Based on cast sightings and theories born from plot lines in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, many fans believe the ruins will play host to the bloodiest battle in “Game of Thrones” history. After spotting Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham), Cersei, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), The Mountain, Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) and more on set, Watchers on the Wall theorized that the group was filming the final scene of Season 7. It’s not clear what exactly will ensue in the Dragonpit, but it’s expected to be unlike any face-off Thronies have seen thus far.

There has been no confirmation from McGregor or anyone connected to “Game of Thrones” about his alleged casting. It will likely remain under wraps until closer to the premiere. The show is expected to return in 2017.