Conor McGregor’s first pitch against other UFC fighters

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Conor McGregor’s first pitch was a long way off – but he’s not the only UFC fighter to spoil.

McGregor threw the ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Cubs baseball game against the Minnesota Twins and almost ended up hitting a front row fan.

Derrick Lewis’s failed attempt at a Houston Astros game has gone viral and McGregor finds himself in an elite company.

But we recently saw UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou throw a pretty decent first pitch, as he went for a side arm technique – a wise move because he has frightening power.

Many UFC fighters have attempted a first pitch, some having much more success than others. I would say Luke Rockhold probably did the best? You judge for yourself. Watch some of the biggest stars in the UFC throw their first throw.

Do you remember Jon Jones?

What about former title challenger Jessica Eye?

Rich Franklin didn’t quite pull his own.

Former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington, who is set to face defending champion Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 268, appeared to be doing pretty well.

And finally, Chris Lyle… goes out!

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