MMA fighter Conor McGregor has once again made a spectacle of himself.
The Irishman’s shambolic attempt at throwing the opening pitch at Wrigley Field in Chicago last night has gone viral.
Stepping up to the plate to throw the ceremonial pitch at the Major League Baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins, the 33-year-old UFC star loosened his shoulders before hurling the ball — but he couldn’t have been further from the mark.
Instead of the ball landing in the catcher’s glove or, er, anywhere remotely near the catcher, it instead went wide far off to the right before rebounding off the wall.
The video, which has now been viewed four million times was reshared by FOX Sports who poked fun at the throw, calling it an “immediate all-time iconic first pitch” along with a target and cash bag emoji.
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Speaking to The Mac Life after coming off the field, McGregor laughed and branded it “the most devastating first pitch ever seen in the iconic Wrigley Field”.
The reporter said: “I say this pitch is a little high, you say it’s perfect.”
McGregor replied: “Well the venom is there, the power is there, it’s a little off accurate-wise but I’m on the one leg, you can see me base fully on the left leg that was just recently injured. I’m happy with that, I’ll take that on board.
“If you could measure the power, I don’t think there was much power difference between mine and them out there,” he said pointing to the professionals. “Just the accuracy was a little off.”
He said it was either “lob it friendly” or aim to take the catcher “off his feet”.
The throw was so friendly in fact, that it didn’t risk knocking the catcher over by a longshot.
The throw is captured in a close-up. Patrick Wisdom, the catcher can be seen smiling as McGregor pitches. Once he flings it, Wisdom’s face drops in shock as his eyes follow the ball hurtling towards the crowd.
McGregor goes on to comment: “For me [Wrigley Field] just feels like one big Irish pub with a field in the middle of it.”
The gaffe led to McGregor being compared to 50 Cent, who also got roasted after his disastrous pitch at a 2014 New York Mets game.
Not known for his subtlety, the rapper blamed the gaffe on “excessive masturbation”.
Since last night, McGregor has been absolutely roasted on Twitter.
Fellow UFC fighter Justin Gaethje said the video had him in stitches, whereas Barstool Sports branded it the worst first pitch “in the history of Wrigley field.”
It wasn’t all bad, however, with one Twitter user remarking he’s “living his best life.”
Although the fighter is still recovering after breaking his left leg in July during a UFC fight against Dustin Poirier, his aim has always been a little off.
When a press conference turned into chaos, McGregor and Nate Diaz threw water bottles at one another in 2016, it was possibly the most childish UFC fight ever.
He also seemingly threw water at rapper Machine Gun Kelly at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, leading to a bizarre scuffle.
Since throwing baseballs (or water) isn’t McGregor’s strong suit, we reckon he should stick to the one thing he is good at throwing — hands.