Hollywood legend Jean-Claude Van Damme recently shared an intriguing anecdote about an encounter with none other than Conor McGregor, leaving the Irish MMA sensation in awe and a bit envious. The star-studded rendezvous occurred a few years back in a trendy restaurant, and Van Damme dished out the delightful details during a recent exclusive interview with The Sun.
But the action star didn't stop at just recounting this star-studded story; he also delved into the world of spirits. At the age of 63, Van Damme has ventured into the whiskey business with the launch of his own brand, Old Oak Irish Whiskey.
This bold move positions him in direct competition with the UFC's charismatic superstar, Conor McGregor, and his famous Proper No.12 whiskey.
Van Damme : I showed him the inside kick. It was all outside kicks but I showed him what I knew, the inside kick
Intriguingly, Van Damme didn't shy away from expressing his candid opinions on McGregor's record-breaking whiskey.
In a refreshingly honest manner, he admitted that he personally wasn't a fan of the taste. This revelation adds a fascinating twist to the world of celebrity spirits, as the two icons, each with their unique appeal, take their places on the whiskey stage.
It's a captivating blend of Hollywood charisma and the fighting spirit of the MMA world, and fans can't wait to see how this spirited rivalry unfolds. "Proper No.12 was heavy on my throat when I tried it. It's not like my Old Oak Irish Whiskey because that is more, what's the word...
smooth. I like it better that way. I don't know about the quality, I can't say. I've tried them all. Every whiskey is like every woman or man, they all make love differently." reports The Sun The Hollywood icon then went on to disclose details of his first meeting with McGregor, revealing that he had shown him a few of his signature martial arts moves, and he couldn't help but notice a hint of 'envy' in the Irishman's eyes.
Their encounter was a fascinating blend of martial arts mastery and starstruck admiration, leaving McGregor with a taste of Van Damme's legendary action prowess and, perhaps, a touch of envy. “I showed him the inside kick.
It was all outside kicks but I showed him what I knew, the inside kick. He also saw that I had a nice car, I saw envy”.