Conor McGregor lookalike jailed for 3 years after using the UFC fighter's name to sell drugs

Conor McGregor lookalike jailed for 3 years after using the UFC fighter's name to sell drugs
Mark Nye (L) and Conor McGregor (R).Surrey Police/Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
  • Police officers pulled over Mark Nye and found two mobile phones and class A drugs.
  • Officers also discovered hundreds of business cars with "McGregor Enterprise" printed on the front.
  • Nye told officers that his name was Conor.

A 34-year-old drug dealer who impersonated UFC fighter Conor McGregor and used the fighter's name to advertise their illegal business has been jailed for two years and nine months.

Mark Nye was pulled over in Surrey, South East England, on February 11 by police officers who spotted him trying to throw away a package of drugs and two mobile phones.
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Amongst packets of class A drugs, the police officers also discovered hundreds of business cards with the name "McGregor Enterprise" printed on the front and "best drops in Surrey" on the back in Nye's car. When officers analyzed Nye's phones, they discovered hundreds of messages related to drug dealing activity.
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He pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to supply class A drugs and driving with a disqualified license and without insurance. He was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on 9 April. At the hearing, the court heard that when pulled over, Nye told officers that his name was Conor, according to the Daily Mail,

In addition to the drugs found in Nye's car, officers discovered a large amount of boric acid, a dangerous chemical used as a cutting agent by drug dealers at Nye's home address.

In a statement, investigating officer, PC McGill, said: "A search of the address Mark was staying at revealed a large amount of boric acid, a cutting agent which is used by dealers to cut drugs and can have serious health implications for users themselves. Officers also found a large cleaver readily accessible by his bed."
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The statement continued: "Thanks to the work of our proactive drugs teams, we have taken yet another dealer off our streets and prevented Mark from causing further harm to the victims of his crimes."

The real McGregor, 32, is currently in training for his third bout with American fighter Dustin Poirier in July. But the two-weight UFC champion has had his own troubles with the law. In 2019, a video published by TMZ Sports showed McGregor punch a man in the face at Marble Arch pub in Dublin.The man had allegedly refused to drink a shot of whiskey bought by McGregor, who, according to a Business Insider report at the time, had been offering to buy rounds for everyone in the pub. McGregor was fined £860 and later apologized during an interview with ESPN and said he needed to get his "head screwed on."
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Earlier this week, it was announced that McGregor has since bought the Marble Arch pub in Dublin in a deal reported to be between $2.0-2.5 million.

In response to the news being announced, McGregor tweeted: "Ye and your man's barred."

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