It’s no secret that Conor McGregor is widely considered one of the greatest UFC champions, but when it comes to baseball… Well, that’s a different story.
Footage has gone viral that shows the Irish mixed martial artist throwing what many are calling “the worst in baseball pitch in history”. But we’ll let you be the judge:
Conor McGregor, Mechanics. pic.twitter.com/j1brsqFFXx
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 21, 2021
The 33-year-old McGregor was invited to throw the first pitch at Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs match against the Minnesota Twins and even though he showed up confident as ever, things went sour in a matter of seconds.
Social media users are now questioning the tight fit of McGregor’s suit, asking if that was the reason for the failed attempt. Some even expressed that he succeeded 50 Cent after the rapper suffered an embarrassing first throw at a New York Mets game in 2014.
— All Things Battles 🖊🔥 (@AllThingsBRC) September 22, 2021
These comments didn’t sit well with ‘The Notorious’, who took to Instagram to express himself by saying:
“Picture to picture alone buries this. Mine, bar the accuracy, was the most powerful and fastest first pitch of any of these other athletes/ artist over the years. No comparison.”
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Since then, social media has been blowing up with hilarious memes and video compilations of McGregor’s throw. Here’s what some are saying:
Damn. Didn’t he practice for this?
— Danielle Leslie (@DanielleLesli17) September 22, 2021
The suit is gripping him more than he’s gripping the ball
— Tom House (@tomhouse) September 22, 2021
— Jon in Huntington Beach of Fullerton (@JonDeFullerton) September 21, 2021
The problem is his suit constrains his motion
— Yinzer Liam Hendriks (@LiamHendriks) September 21, 2021
He almost took out that poor spectator 😂😂
— ray crowley (@rayme1975) September 22, 2021
— Depressed Cubs Fan (@asanmiguel997) September 21, 2021
Picture: Screenshot from video