clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Conor McGregor mobbed outside California restaurant by massive crowd of fans

They came, they saw, they nearly got run over.

Conor McGregor is in California finishing up his camp for the highly-anticipated third fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. And while he lost the second meeting back in Jan. 2021 (watch it), it doesn’t seem like he’s lost too many fans stateside based on this new video.

The video in question shows McGregor stepping outside of a restaurant to greet fans after word got out that he was in the neighborhood.

“Quiet end-of-camp team meal turns into streets shut down when word got around,” McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh wrote on Twitter about the incident. “Nuts haha!”

“Nuts” is the right word. The massive crowd of fans erupts with cheers and cell phone flashes go off as he steps outside to shadow box for them. Some women scream like it’s Beatle-mania in its prime.

LIVE! Watch UFC 281 PPV On ESPN+ Here!

CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE-DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to “The Fight Mecca,” Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Sat., Nov. 12, 2022, featuring two highly-anticipated championship showdowns. In UFC 281’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will look to settle the score with former kickboxing foe and No. 5-seeded contender, Alex Pereira. In the ESPN+-streamed PPV co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, intends to defend her newly-won title for the first time against former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Zhang Weili.

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

“Holy s—t,” McGregor exclaims. “Jesus Christ, look at this.”

It takes multiple security guards a few minutes to clear a path for McGregor’s car as he attempts to leave. Several of the more hardcore ones sprint after him and you can see him get a little concerned as they slap at the back of his car.

“Careful!” he yells as they practically bounce off the side of his convertible.

“Wow that is incredible — what a place,” McGregor says once he breaks free. “I’m on the wrong side of the road here, look at this. America. Happy 4th of July! Woo hoo hoo! What a country, the United States of America.”

McGregor fights Dustin Poirier for the third time at UFC 264 this weekend (Sat., July 10, 2021) from the sold out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keep it locked to MMAmania.com for all the news and updates surrounding the fight.


Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 264 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 264: “McGregor vs. Poirier 3” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania