- Conor McGregor has been in the news a lot of late.
- He even threw the ceremonial pitch ahead of a Chicago Cubs baseball game Tuesday.
- It was a disaster.
Things just keep getting worse for Conor McGregor.
After a slew of negative headlines in the recent weeks, the UFC star had another embarrassing incident Tuesday when he threw an awful ceremonial first pitch ahead of a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field.
People at the match were all-smiles when McGregor, a former two-weight UFC and Cage Warriors champion, stepped up to the mound.
However, those expressions quickly turned to bemusement when McGregor sent the baseball wayward in wild fashion, throwing the ball at least 15 feet to the right of its target.
“I cannot stop laughing at this,” one of McGregor’s lightweight rivals in the UFC, Justin Gaethje, tweeted.
Even the Cubs mascot looked back at McGregor awkwardly, after seeing the ball shoot off in a near-45 degree angle toward fans in the crowd.
See the weird pitch right here:
—Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 21, 2021
On the plus side, McGregor was one of the best-dressed people at the game, and he threw the ball unassisted, having been seen walking with a cane earlier this month.
The 33-year-old striker attended the MTV VMAs red carpet recently and generated mass headlines for abandoning his cane so he could throw a drink over the rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK).
McGregor’s spokesperson Karen Kessler was forced to deny that the incident was in retaliation for MGK refusing the fighter a selfie.
Days later, McGregor attempted to bury the hatchet with MGK after calling him a “little vanilla rapper.”
McGregor competed twice in 2021, but lost both fights by knockout to Dustin Poirer.
He dropped a second-round stoppage to the American in January, before breaking his leg en route to a first-round finish in July.
The Irishman said in August that his recovery was three weeks ahead of schedule, as he seeks a fourth fight with Poirier in 2022.