Now, this is just nuts! Now although the guy does look somewhat like Conor McGregor. He’s shredded, he’s got the distinctive tattoos. The facial hair, sunglasses and the entourage. At the same time, he’s probably a few weight divisions above the UFC Lightweight Champion.
Perhaps if you have never seen the guy in public you might be fooled. This street workout athlete Islam Badurgov does a great job in keeping his mouth shut and letting his appearance do the talking.
Another thing we have to say is that from what we saw of Conor on muscle beach Cali. He wasn’t quite in the same bracket as Islam in terms of bodyweight exercises. Still, the crowd seemed to be fooled as they absolutely mob the fake Irishman. And if anything, what this does show is the huge grassroots popularity of McGregor in the US.
Just imagine that lady who nearly loses her mind, when she goes home, sticks on YouTube. And realises it wasn’t Conor at all. Now that would be a sight to see. It’s cool that these guys managed to pull this off and we will have to wait and see if this footage makes it’s way to the McGregor camp. Who themselves are now in the same city.
It’s Not McGregor!
Sure hope so as this is one of the best pranks we have seen in some time. Must have been hundreds of people flocking around as they tried to get a glimpse. And even more hopefully their picture with Conor 2.0. Nothing was overlooked as they got the tattoos, even the cauliflower ears spot on.
No doubt there will be some red faces in LA later tonight. As the word spreads that the real Conor McGregor was nowhere near muscle beach. Oh well, all in a days fun.