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Conor McGregor nearly hit a fan in the front row following one of the worst ever first pitches ahead of a baseball game.
The UFC star is currently recovering after successfully undergoing surgery on the broken ankle he suffered in his defeat to Dustin Poirier in July.
He was invited to get things started at Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs' visit of Minnesota Twins and while his technique was pretty good, his throw was anything but.
Wearing his tailored suit, McGregor's pitch for Patrick Wisdom of the Cubs was a little high and wide of the mark - and came close to hitting two fans watching on in the front row.
Rap legend 50 Cent now has some solid competition when it comes to producing the worst first pitch in history.
No, no, no....NO! 😅— ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) September 22, 2021
Conor McGregor has just thrown arguably the worst first pitch of all-time. pic.twitter.com/QbVzhqioKN
Who’s pitch was worse?— Lil Book (@muslimbooker) September 22, 2021
50 Cent or Connor McGregor 😂
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
Conor Mcgregor with an all time bad first pitch pic.twitter.com/ltwrTJmekd— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) September 22, 2021
The ball bounced back off the pitchside wall and forced Wisdom to run and collect it.
McGregor and Wisdom then shared an embrace and posed for photos prior to the game.
We've seen on many occasions inside the Octagon that McGregor is very handy with his trusty left but it seems as though his talents don't extend to baseball.
Still, he somehow gave himself plenty of praise for the pitch he produced.
"The most devastating first pitch ever seen!" McGregor said in an interview shortly after when asked for his thoughts.
"The venom is there, the power is there. It's a little off accurate-wise but I'm on one leg, you can see my base fully on the left leg that was recently injured.
"I'm happy with it. It was either lob it friendly or aim to take him off his feet.
"If that was on target, we would have had a problem I'd say."
Last month, McGregor's fellow UFC fighter Francis Ngannou, the promotion's heavyweight champion, had a go at throwing the first pitch for the Los Angeles Angels game.
Not only did he make the ball look absolutely tiny, he actually didn't do too bad at all.
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