June 29, 2022


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WATCH: Conor McGregor ‘s first pitch at Cubs vs. Twins was notoriously dangerous

MMA fighter Conor McGregor has thrown punches his complete profession, however on Tuesday he as soon as once more proved that’s about all he can throw. The Irishman fully misfired on his ceremonial first pitch at a Minnesota Twins-Chicago Cubs recreation at Wrigley Subject.

After coming into his stance and winding up, McGregor fired the left-handed pitch effectively away from its supposed goal of residence plate and almost hit a fan. McGregor’s ultra-tight grey swimsuit in all probability didn’t assist his ball placement.

Previous to the Cubs’ opening recreation of their collection in opposition to the Twins, McGregor stepped as much as the mound to throw a routine first pitch. However as the previous UFC champion chucked the ball virtually immediately into the stands, third baseman Patrick Knowledge and Cubs’ mascot Clark had been left dumbfounded.

Rapper 50 Cent infamously threw one of the inaccurate celeb first pitches ever at a New York Mets recreation, which is smart contemplating he and McGregor shared equally poor mechanics.   

McGregor, UFC’s ninth-ranked mild heavyweight, confronted hassle earlier than when venturing outdoors his sport. In 2018, he attended a Dallas Cowboys recreation at AT&T Stadium and determined to throw a soccer. It went about in addition to Tuesday’s first pitch, because the 32-year-old tossed the pigskin like he was tossing a loaf of bread. 

Whereas McGregor’s Wrigley Subject first pitch isn’t one to be happy with, the truth that he may stand and transfer round for it’s an accomplishment in itself. McGregor suffered a ugly leg harm in a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier on July 11, simply over two months in the past. 

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McGregor, who’s 22-6 and in 2016 turned the primary fighter to carry two UFC titles — featherweight and light-weight — concurrently, is hoping to return to his pre-injury dominance. He ought to rethink throwing balls of any variety at sporting occasions, although, as he tends to attract extra laughter than worry from his opponents when he does.