Failed Ceremonial Pitch Proves Las Vegas Raiders Superstar’s Claim on “Hell of a Quarterback” Conor McGregor Is Dubious

Published 05/03/2022, 6:30 AM EDT

Conor McGregor is a man of many talents. The Irishman has been a plumber by profession, played amateur league soccer, and then transitioned to become the biggest MMA star of all time. ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor lives up to his name by being the most lively and disruptive fighter in the UFC. That being said, he might be good with the ball at his feet, but seemingly not with the ball at his hands. 

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Recently, Las Vegas Raiders superstar Maxx Crosby, in an interview while attending a UFC event, was asked to draft his squad using UFC fighters. Crosby proceeded to place McGregor as the quarterback for his team. This might have been prematurely thought of or done with no knowledge of McGregor’s lack of skills when it comes to a ball in his hands. 

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Crossby stated, “Quarterback? Ooh. That’s tough, um. I think Conor McGregor. He’s got the confidence, he’ll swing, he’s a lefty, I think he would be a hell of a quarterback.

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A Twitter user found the perfect moment to dig up one of Conor McGregor’s most embarrassing cross-sport moments. Replying to the defensive end, @buffaloco9987 tweeted, “This is your quarterback?

This video was shot when Conor McGregor was honored with the ceremonial first pitch before a Chicago Cubs game. He went down with 50-Cent for having one of the worst pitching showcases of all time in the celebrity world. 

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The moment was borderline embarrassing to watch as he completely missed his mark and proceeded to throw the ball yards away from the catcher. Although NFL and MLB are two different leagues of different sports, the throwing of a ball is common for pitchers and quarterbacks. They both involve precision and strength to launch the ball forward to the right spot as accurately as possible. 

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What if Conor McGregor was a soccer player? 

For those who don’t know, the UFC superstar was on track to play professional soccer. An avid soccer fan from his childhood, ‘The Notorious’ played for an amateur soccer league in Ireland before transitioning into MMA. 

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The Irishman, however, stated that playing soccer for a living was not a concrete plan in his head. He had to convince his parents that he saw a true future for himself in the world of MMA.

Supposing that he never had MMA as an option for himself, we could’ve seen Conor McGregor in a European club soccer game.  

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.

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