Varun on Tuesday replied to his tweet, saying: "I am sad but happy in a way. This guy had his run changed the sport. He's a legend no two ways about it. Thank you Conor"
McGregor is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. He started his MMA career in 2008 and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles simultaneously before vacating them to sign with the UFC.
Varun is now looking forward to the release of his forthcoming film "Kalank", which also stars Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha.
The film is slated to hit the screens on April 17.