Watch: Conor McGregor’s First Pitch Was Just… A Little Bit Outside At Chicago Cubs Game
When you think of the best ceremonial first pitches in baseball, you might think of WWE star The Miz in 2011 or even former President George W. Bush in 2001. Conor McGregor, however, isn’t on that list.
Gregor, an MMA sensation, stepped on the mound Tuesday night before the Chicago Cubs took on the Minnesota Twins, unleashing a wild first pitch, which fans already dubbed one of the worst in history.
Conor McGregor throwing the first pitch at the Cubs game 😅 @BRWalkoff
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 21, 2021
McGregor, who is recovering from a leg injury from UFC 264, has been in the public spotlight as of late. He was partying with Jerry Jones and Post Malone after the Dallas Cowboys football game and, just last week, he got in a squabble with rapper Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV VMAs, which he denied happened.
The Irish fighter’s pitch was so bad it was compared to rapper 50 Cent’s throw.
50 Cent vs. Conor McGregor, Mechanics/Slow pic.twitter.com/heeLgQ2nzn
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 21, 2021
Even Justin Gaethje, who also hails from the UFC lightweight division, was embarrassed by the pitch.
I cannot stop laughing at this. Every MMA fighter that has represented us doing this has looked terrible but this takes the cake. https://t.co/n6Ck9AQ7wG
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) September 22, 2021
As for fighting, it’s unclear when McGregor will return to the octagon.