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Conor McGregor Doppelgänger Jailed 3 Years For Pretending To Be Him And…

today28 April 2021


No, it ain’t the UFC star behind bars.


A Conor McGregor lookalike was sentenced to three years behind bars after he was caught pretending to be the MMA fighter  – while selling narcotics.



34-year-old Mark Nye from England was caught by police in February after attempting to dump narcotics and two smartphones, according to reports from the Irish Post. Mark then told the cops that he was Conor, before they discovered hundreds of “McGregor Enterprise” cards in his car. He is also believed to have changed his hairstyle and beard to further perpetuate the idea that he’s the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight double-champion.


Photo via Surrey Police


While the real McGregor could head to the fighting cage again this year, this lookalike will go to another one for a much longer time.


McGregor himself has been relatively successful – thus far – in avoiding prison. The fighter has caused trouble on numerous occasions. In 2018, he was ordered to commit to five days of community service and to attend anger management sessions after grabbing a metal trolley and throwing it at the window of a bus transporting archrival Khabib Nurmagomedov in New York. The year after, he was fined £860 (RM4895) after pleading guilty to assaulting an elderly man in a Dublin pub. 


In recent updates, McGregor has since then purchased the pub and is rumoured to have barred the man he previous assaulted. 



Still looking at McGregor’s drama, he was called out by Dustin Poirier earlier this month for allegedly not keeping his word in a bet and donating $500,000 to the Poirier’s Good Fight Foundation. McGregor on the other hand claims it was a donation, not a debt and his team were “waiting for the plans for money that never came”. Whatever it is, the two of them plan to throw hands again come July 10th.



Clearly, both individuals are going through their own drama. Hopefully, the shenanigans come to an end with the police taking action. If anything, we can’t wait to see the actual McGregor fight later this year!


*Cover image credits: Surrey Police / 

Written by: Mifzal Malik

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