Conor McGregor becomes a jockey?
In 2016 Conor McGregor made history by becoming the first man to simultaneously hold UFC belts in two different divisions (featherweight and lightweight while shattering PPV buy rates for the UFC and solidifying himself as the biggest star in the entire sport.
Aside from fighting Conor also made his video game debut starring in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as well as announcing that he would be having a role in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.
So what will be the next feather Conor will add to his cap? How about professional horse racer?
Leading up to the $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational which is self described as “the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race”, Conor McGregor has been announced as the honorary “13th Jockey” for the 12 horse January 28th Race which airs on NBC from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
In this four part sketch series, Conor has enlisted the help of comedy legend Jon Lovitz who will put Conor through a grueling training regime to become the Ultimate Jockey.
Check out how Conor fares below.
Conor Anthony McGregor (14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion. During his career, McGregor has competed as a featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
In 2008, McGregor started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles concurrently before vacating them to sign with the UFC. In 2015, at UFC 194, McGregor defeated José Aldo for the featherweight championship via knockout after thirteen seconds in the first round. This was the fastest victory in UFC title fight history. Upon defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship, at UFC 205, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC’s history to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously. [Source: Wiki]