“I Am On the One Leg”- Conor McGregor Explains His Dismal Baseball Throw

Published 09/23/2021, 6:29 AM EDT


‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor was invited to throw the first pitch at a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins at the Iconic Wrigley Stadium. Over the years, McGregor has flattened many opponents in the UFC with his left hand, his skillset didn’t seem to translate too well to the sport of baseball.

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While he managed a powerful throw, his pitch was way off target. But the Irish fighter believes it was not so bad as he still recovering from his leg injury and couldn’t put weight on it properly. For those who don’t know. McGregor suffered a freak leg break in his UFC 264 trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.

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In an interview later, McGregor opened up on his first pitch. “The most devastating first pitch ever seen in the iconic Wrigley Field,” said McGregor.

Well, the venom is there, the power is there, it’s a little off accurate-wise. But you know, I am on the one leg, you can see me base fully on the left leg, which was just recently injured. I’m happy with that. I will take that on-board,” he added further.

I don’t think there’s much power difference between mine and them out there. Just the accuracy is a little off. I will take that. If it was on target, he would have a problem I would say,” McGregor said.

Conor McGregor seems to be recovering well from his leg break

The Irish fighter is currently undergoing recovery from his leg injury suffered at the UFC 264 pay-per-view. It seems that he is well on course with that as he is walking fine on it recently. It was a devastating injury and fans were worried about his fighting future. But, his new titanium shin bone seems to be perfect as he is almost back to his usual life.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his TKO loss due to injury against Dustin Poirier in their welterweight fight during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

But how soon will he be fight-ready? That remains to be seen. He is yet to start any training, in terms of fighting. So, fans shouldn’t expect the marquee fighter to be back before the second half of 2022. Nevertheless, it’s always good for the sport of MMA to have McGregor active. Fans will hope they see the superstar fighter back in action.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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