Conor McGregor Meets Internet Sensation ‘Salt Bae’ In Dubai Restaurant

Published 02/11/2021, 12:40 PM EST


Conor McGregor is one of the most famous sportsmen in the world. Even though he lost a massive fight to Dustin Poirier, Conor’s popularity will endure. He is a guaranteed money-maker and will always be of immense value for the UFC or any celebrity that gets endorsed by Conor.

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One of the most famous men in the UAE is chef Nusrat Gokce, who runs the Nusr-Et restaurant in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. People remember him from his viral video in 2017 doing the ‘salt bae’, which is him sprinkling salt over a piece of steak in an exaggerated manner.

He hosted Conor at his restaurant in Dubai and the pair even did the ‘Billionaire Walk’, invented by Vince McMahon and popularized by Conor, together.

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The chef is a celebrity in the area and Conor hanging out with him should be of no surprise. After all, Conor did fork over $1000 dollars to have a golden steak from his establishment.

Conor McGregor: Enjoying before he gets back to work?

Conor McGregor is coming off a big loss to Dustin Poirier. While he has expressed his desire to stay active this year, no timetable is apparent for the Irish star. He is already talking about everything he will do differently ahead of his next fight. But it is still time to unwind for Conor.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will meet boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It hasn’t even been a month since the loss at UFC 257, so he could just be finishing up his UAE trip now. It will presumable be back to the drawing board for Conor. While he has been training actively in the UAE, he will have more tangible progress with no distractions and a clear goal.

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There are plenty of opponents that could take a fight with Conor right now. Money-fights against Nate Diaz have floated about, or grudge matches against the likes of Tony Ferguson. Either way, we are excited to see what happens next.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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