‘Who the fook throws a football like that?’ McGregor mocked for limp NFL pass (VIDEO)
Fresh from his beating at the hands of Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas a week ago, the Irishman is still touring the US as he promotes his various business interests, including his ‘Proper 12’ whiskey.
McGregor was a guest of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, when the team took on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The UFC star took to the field before the game with his typical swagger in front of 90,000 fans, attempting a touchdown pass and even giving the players a brief pep talk.
The throw didn’t go down too well with social media users, who widely mocked ‘Mystic Mac’ for his limp effort.
Apparently Mcgregor can’t throw punches or footballs pic.twitter.com/fgbxdSVcTf— YourSports (@YourSports) October 14, 2018
Tony Fagnano, of MMA Today, said McGregor "throws as well as he defends submissions" - referring to McGregor's comprehensive fourth-round defeat to Nurmagomedov.
Throws the football as well as he defends submissions pic.twitter.com/zuhu95GxfX— Tony Fagnano (@BigToneMMA) October 15, 2018
Others, meanwhile, compared his technique to the character Uncle Rico from cult film ‘Napoleon Dynamite, while some used the Irishman's famous "who da fook is that guy" jibe to slate his efforts.
Who the fook throws a football like that?— Asteroid Hunter (@Ethansseyebrows) October 14, 2018
McGregor's infamous bus attack back in April - when he threw a metal dolly at a vehcie carrying UFC fighters, including Nurmagomedov - was also a reference point for some of the Twitterati, who suggested somewhat darkly that the Irishman had shown better technique in that incident.
He's better at throwing metal trolleys— Lonny K (@lonnykVer) October 15, 2018
More used to dishing out taunts than taking them, McGregor himself made light of the jibes, saying the unorthodox style was merely because he didn’t want to rip his "billionaire" designer suit.
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Hahaha yous’r fucking ruthless on this side. I just didn’t want to rip my custom @augustmcgregor baby blue billionaire blazer. That was all, y’all. Great job to the Cowboys today! It’s a Proper giddy up tonight in Dallas and I LOVE IT, see yous soon. @properwhiskey
Others said his embarrassing efforts were understandable, given that he hails from a nation that doesn’t generally produce NFL stars - while some claimed he was still better than much-maligned New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Nathan Peterman of the Buffalo Bills.
Still better than Eli Manning— Carson Martin (@carsonmartln) October 14, 2018
McGregor's pre-game pep talk appeared to work better than his throwing attempt, however, as the Cowboys thrased the Jaguars 40-7.
Conor McGregor got HYPED pregame with the Cowboys 📈 pic.twitter.com/0GPAiAzfDv— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 14, 2018
Cowboys stars Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott even called on McGregor's famous strut when celebrating two of the team's touchdowns.