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Mac-fire Conor McGregor fumes as he is compared to 50 Cent on worst celebrity first pitches list

'The audacity to compare mine with this piss!' he posted alongside a picture of the pair winding up


Conor McGregor has posted a sneering knock down of 50 Cent in the wake of his hilarious baseball bungle that saw him compared to the rapper on a list of the worst celebrity first pitches. 

McGregor completely misfired on his ceremonial first pitch at a Minnesota Twins-Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field that caused much online face palming.

Wearing an ill-suited ultra-tight grey outfit probably didn't help, but after winding up, McGregor sent the left-handed pitch well away from its intended target of home plate and nearly hit a fan.

The American sporting press widely shared the footage with commentary that would suggest McGregor should stick with what he knows best.

“In the pantheon of horrific first pitches, the Notorious MMA joins an impressive list of contemporaries,” one writer suggests, referencing rapper 50 Cent who “infamously threw one of the most inaccurate celebrity first pitches ever at a New York Mets game”.

However, not one to take an insult lying down, the Dubliner has retaliated in a couple of Instagram posts that took shot at 50 cent as well as boasting about his own financial rise to the top of the world’s best paid sports stars.

“The audacity to compare mine with this piss!” he posted alongside a picture of the pair winding up.

“Picture to picture alone buries this. Mine, bar the accuracy, was the most powerful and fastest first pitch of any of these other athletes/ artist over the years. No comparison. Smoke them up and down that Forbes I do.

“Get Messi over,” he added. “Smoked. Cris. Smoked. Federer. Doubled. All time Most Power! Put me in the Wrigley hall of fame for that rocket launch. Beside some of that nice red brick. Mahogany Oak Frame. Wimbledon lines in the grass. The great Wrigley Field reminds me of the grounds on my land in Ireland. Impeccable.”

He adds: “Anyway back to the pitch.. Venom. Composure. Balance! The gold bar of Patek almost came flying off me it was that fast and powerful. I’d take it back to @patekphilippe for adjusting but this watch is now discontinued. A rare. I Bought for 80k in Weirs jeweler of Ireland and today it is worth close to 500k. And going up. Fifty has a nice hublot too. Big Bang. Small bucks 50cent. One has power. One is the director of media relations for some show called power.

"You know what it is. The Mac in Chicago!”

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Apparently not satisfied with putting his detractors in their place he then added another post of a league table showing him at the top of the biggest money-earning athletes ahead of Lionel Messi in second place and Cristiano Ronaldo in third.

“170lb weight division is nice for me,” he states. “Look at the fullness here on the scale in 2020. I Wonder what 180lbs would look like for me in this day and age jacked to the teeth 2021. Match my years take. $180m. Twelve months. Number 1, 2021."

McGregor has been enjoying a variety of sports recently having also taken in a Dallas Cowboys NFL clash against the LA Chargers in the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

The Former two-division UFC champion even showed his delight as he was presented with an honorary Dallas Cowboys 'Proper 12' jersey after attending their game.

The Cowboys won the game and the Irishman who has attended some of the Cowboys' games in the past received the jersey as a true fan.

McGregor is still recovering from the leg break he suffered against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

However, 'Notorious' has seemingly been recovering well. He posts constant updates regarding his rehabilitation on social media.

In a recent conversation with Adam Glyn, McGregor gave an update on his recovery.

“I feel like I could kick right now. I honestly feel like I could kick right now. But I’m just got to listen to the doctors and listen to the people that guided me, that’s what I’ve done so far. I’ve committed myself to the work,” he said.

“I’m back on the feet. It feels so good to be back on the feet. I'm deep in my recovery. My surgeons, my doctors, my physical therapists didn't want me to come here. They wanted me to stay still and just get the work in.”

Meanwhile, Dana White believes McGregor could return to action at the end of the year, provided he completes recovery in the next few months.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, White said that if McGregor feels he can kick and take kicks on his left leg, the Irishman may return to the octagon in 2021.

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