Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor was not on the streets of New York this week, because he’s currently in Las Vegas training for his upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match.
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But since causal fans probably don’t follow those finer details, there is no reason to expect them to know the difference between “Notorious” and some muscular guy from Kazakhstan adorned with Cracker Jack tattoos and Dita Mach-One knock-offs.
That’s Islam Badurgov, who you may remember from his muscle beach prank earlier this year (watch it), hitting the streets of New York on Wednesday and causing mass chaos. His video is equal parts entertaining and disturbing, as fans abandon dignity for a quick photo-op with an imposter.
As for the real McGregor, he’s got a special media workout today in “Sin City” to promote his “Money” fight on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena (watch Mayweather’s open workout here). No word yet if Badurgov will attempt to troll the Las Vegas strip during fight week.
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