Conor McGregor made an appearance at the famed Muscle Beach in Venice recently for a quick workout before his famed boxing match with Floyd Mayweather — or so fans thought.
A thicker and taller street workout athlete named Islam Badurgov from Kazakhstan fooled many fans into thinking he was actually McGregor thanks in part to his chest tattoos, thick accent, and camera-handling entourage. The dude is jacked.
He’s much larger than the 155-pound Conor McGregor, that didn’t stop Badurgov from pulling off an epic prank in L.A.
Accompanied by a camera crew, Badurgov rolled up to the famed Muscle Beach in Venice disguised as McGregor. Badurgov had the haircut, facial hair and, of course, the tattoos to look like McGregor. It didn’t make a difference that he’s way more jacked than McGregor, the prank worked to perfection.
Fans would constantly go up to Badurgov asking for photos. People honestly thought that they were seeing Conor McGregor.
Look at the crowd around his car:
He even had McGregor’s walk down perfectly. Nicely done, Badurgov.
Warning: The video contains adult language.
McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.