Conor McGregor has a very recognizable face, and it stands to reason that many would want to be like him. One man tried to jack his entire identity.
Mark Nye from Stanwell in Surrey was stopped by police on February 11th when they saw him attempting to dispose of his stash of drugs and two phones. He claims to be Conor McGregor, piggybacking off his resemblance to the MMA star.
Officers soon discovered that this man had business cards that said “McGregor Enterprise” on them. Needless to say, this did not end well for him. You can read the police blog from the Surrey Police below.
A drug dealer who tried to impersonate a famous MMA fighter has been sentenced to 2 years and 9 months behind bars.
Mark Nye, 34, of Yeoman Drive in #Stanwell pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs; driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.
Mark was stopped by officers in Stanwell on 11 February and was detained after trying to discard class A drugs and the two mobile phones he had on him.
Mark gave officers false details upon being stopped, telling officers his name was ‘Connor’. Mark also had several hundred business cards which he used to front his drug dealing with the name `McGregor Enterprise’ written on the front and ‘Best drops in Surrey’ on the back.
This just goes to show that you shouldn’t try to pull one over on the cops. This is especially true if your scheme involves trying to pass yourself off as one of the most famous men on the planet.