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Howler Conor McGregor joins 'worst celebrity first pitches' list after hilarious baseball bungle

'In 2018, he attended a Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium and decided to throw a football. It went about as well as Tuesday's first pitch, as the 32-year-old tossed the pigskin like he was tossing a loaf of bread'

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A still from a video of Conor's wide of the mark throw

A still from a video of Conor's wide of the mark throw

A still from a video of Conor's wide of the mark throw

Conor McGregor has joined a dubious list of the worst celebrity first pitches at an American baseball game after his efforts at Wrigley Field caused much face palming. 

The MMA fighter may have been able to throw the odd half-decent punched in his career, but on Tuesday he completely misfired on his ceremonial first pitch at a Minnesota Twins-Chicago Cubs game.

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”.

Another observer pointed out that McGregor, UFC's ninth-ranked light heavyweight, “faced trouble before when venturing outside his sport”.

“In 2018, he attended a Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium and decided to throw a football. It went about as well as Tuesday's first pitch, as the 32-year-old tossed the pigskin like he was tossing a loaf of bread,” they write.

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.

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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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