Briton Mark Nye, who posed as a mixed martial artist (MMA) Conor McGregor, received two years and nine months in prison for drug trafficking. This is reported by the Daily Mail.
In February of this year, police stopped the car of 34-year-old Nye, who did not have insurance and a driver’s license.
Lookalike drug dealer who impersonated Conor McGregor is jailed for three years https://t.co/QXfWD98fbT— The Sun (@TheSun_NI) April 24, 2021
The man introduced himself as an Irish athlete and showed a business card with the name Conor McGregor. However, on the back of it was an advertisement for the services of a drug dealer.
Drug dealer, 34, who tried to impersonate UFC fighter Conor McGregor is jailed for nearly three years https://t.co/17LOrKaWpA— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 24, 2021
After that, police officers searched Nye’s car, in which they found prohibited substances. In addition, hundreds of messages were found in his phone, proving the British man’s involvement in drug trafficking.
Conor McGregor is a former UFC champion in two weight classes. The Irish athlete spent 27 fights in MMA, in which he won 22 victories and suffered five defeats.