UFC star Conor McGregor threw the first pitch in the Chicago Cubs’ latest Major League Baseball match — but it will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
The Cubs were a special guest at Wrigley Field for their clash with the infamous Minnesota Twins.
As is tradition when a celebrity is in the home of an MLB club, the Cubs get to throw the first pitch of the match to McGregor.
But given his throwing skills, the poster boy of the UFC is not going to be a pitcher anytime soon.
A dull-looking McGregor, wearing an expensive looking suit, missed the receiver by a country mile, so much so that the ball nearly hit a fan in the crowd.
MMA fans were quick to comment on the bad pitch, with one saying: “Conor McGregor is almost firing a fan with this pitch.”
Another said: “Conor McGregor threw the worst formal first pitch in the history of life in front of nearly 30 Cubs fans.”
And another said: “50 Cent is arguably the worst first pitch in MLB history.
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“Conor McGregor: ‘Hold my beer.’”
One commented: “This Conor McGregor’s first pitch may be the worst LOL ever.”
McGregor’s mild rival Justin Gaethje couldn’t help ridiculing the Irishman’s poor pitch.
Highlights ready for the UFC 268 showdown with Michael Chandler, tweeted: “I can’t stop laughing at this.
“Every MMA fighter that has represented us doing this looks awesome but it takes the cake.”
McGregor was quick to laugh at his pitch, which he joked was ‘a little off’ his target.
UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion: “The most devastating first pitch ever!
“There was poison, there was power, it’s a little precision-savvy but I’m on one leg.
There was poison, there was strength, it’s a little bit right, but I’m on one leg
Conor McGregor on his free pitch
“You can see me completely base on my left foot that was just injured recently. I’m happy with it, I’ll get it on board.
“I don’t think there was much power difference between me and them (the players), just the accuracy was a little off.
“But I’m happy with it. It was either lob-friendly or aimed to get her off her feet.
“And if he was on target we would have a problem, I would say.”
McGregor, 33, is currently recovering from a broken leg in a UFC 264 trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.
The Dubliner shattered his left tibia and fibula in the final seconds of the first round, but is already back on his feet.
And Mystic Mac’s recovery faster than expected has led him to believe he’ll be kicking back in no time.
he told the journalist Adam Glynn: “I feel like I can kick right now.
“I honestly feel like I can kick in now, but I just have to listen to the doctors, listen to the people who are guiding me.
“That’s what I’ve done so far, I’ve committed myself to the work and I’m back on feet.
“It’s great to be back on feet.”
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