Man jailed for impersonating Conor McGregor to sell drugs

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Mark Nye (pictured left) allegedly impersonated UFC star Conor McGregor (pictured right) to help his drug business. (Images: Surrey Police/Getty Images)
Mark Nye (pictured left) allegedly impersonated UFC star Conor McGregor (pictured right) to help his drug business. (Images: Surrey Police/Getty Images)

A man has been arrested and jailed after impersonating UFC star Conor McGregor in an attempt to sell drugs.

Mark Nye, 34, was sentenced to nearly three years behind bars after the McGregor lookalike impersonated the global superstar to sell drugs in the UK, according to The Irish Post.

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Police pulled Nye over and found a packet of 'Class A' drugs and two mobile phones, according to the report.

He allegedly told officers his name was 'Conor' when he was pulled over.

After searching his car, police found Nye was using business cards with the name 'McGregor Enterprise' on the front with 'Best Drops in Surrey' on the back.

Messages of drug deals were allegedly found on his phone.

Nye was sentenced to nearly three years in jail on April 9th.

McGregor's past brushes with the law

Meanwhile, McGregor has also had his brushes with the law throughout his UFC career.

In 2018, he avoided jail time after he through a metal trolley through a bus window that rival Khabib Nurmagomedov was on.

The following year, he was fined after pleading guilty to hitting an elderly man in a Dublin pub.

McGregor is set to hop back into the octagon in an attempt to avenge his loss to Dustin Poirier in July.

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