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23 Sep 2021
8:43 am

WATCH: Conor McGregor’s ‘most devastating first pitch ever seen’

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The Irishman was chosen to throw the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game this week.

Conor McGregor throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Cubs take on the Minnesota Twins at Wrigley Field this week. Picture: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

MMA superstar Conor McGregor made headlines again this week, but this time it was not for his antics in the UFC octagon or his unsavoury brushes with the law.

The Irishman was chosen to throw the first pitch at the Major League Baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Twins at Wrigley Field this week.

Unfortunately the ceremonial pitch made the headlines for all the wrong reasons as he joined a list of celebrities who made a meal of this massive chance.

As you may expect from a professional athlete, his throw had plenty of power in it but, like the man himself, it lacked control and sailed high and wide of home plate before bouncing into a wall.

Despite the atrocity of that pitch, the ever-confident McGregor was happy with his pitch.

“The most devastating first pitch ever seen! The venom was there, the power was there, it’s a little off accurate-wise but I’m on the one leg,” he said.

“You can see me base fully on the left leg that was recently just injured. I’m happy with that. I’ll take that on board.”

Do you agree that it is one of the worse ever ceremonial pitches ever seen?

Take a look at the video below.