UFC President Dana White defended Conor McGregor’s terrible first pitch at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Tuesday.
McGregor, a former two-division UFC champion, threw the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball. It has been called the worst pitch in the history of baseball.
“Let me start here: Do you know how many times I’ve been asked to throw a first-pitch somewhere? And I’ll never do it. Never,” White said on the Jim Rome Show. “Just like all those guys who think they can fight, guys think they can throw a baseball to home plate. It’s a lot harder than it looks.
Conor McGregor throwing the first pitch at the Cubs game 😅 @BRWalkoff
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 21, 2021
McGregor’s pitch has been roasted on Twitter.
“I cannot stop laughing at this,” UFC fighter Justin Gaethje wrote on Twitter. “Every MMA fighter that has represented us doing this has looked terrible but this takes the cake.”
“The most devastating first pitch ever seen in the iconic Wrigley Field. The venom is there, the power is there. It’s a little off accurate-wise … It was either lob it friendly or aim to take him off his feet. If that was on target, we would have had a problem, I’d say.”