Conor McGregor impersonator jailed for dealing drugs

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Will the real Conor McGregor please stand up? Mark Nye (left). (Photo: Surrey Police, Reuters)
Will the real Conor McGregor please stand up? Mark Nye (left). (Photo: Surrey Police, Reuters)

A man who has an uncanny resemblance to mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Conor McGregor was jailed for three years after impersonating the Irishman in order to sell illegal drugs.

34-year-old Englishman Mark Nye was reportedly pulled over by police who found "Class A" drugs and two mobile phones in his possession

A search of his car also yielded business cards stamped with "McGregor Enterprise" on the front and promised the "Best Drops in Surrey" on the back.

Nye allegedly told officers his name was "Conor" when he was stopped by the police.

Police also discovered Nye to be in possession of boric acid, a substance used to cut narcotics, and a meat cleaver.

Phone messages of his alleged drug deals were also uncovered.

Fake Conor received a sentence of nearly three years in prison on April 9.

As for the real Notorious One, who himself has several brushes with the law in the past, the UFC icon will make a $500,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana, the hometown of his rival Dustin Poirier, though the latter's foundation will not be involved in the charity.

Poirier earlier called out his fellow mixed martial artist for allegedly not making true his pledge of $500,000 to Poirier’s Good Fight Foundation. Poirier would admit to "jumping the gun" by taking the donation drama online. 

McGregor is set to meet Poirier for their trilogy on July 10 after sorting thing out.

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