Wednesday 25 April 2018

WATCH: Spot the difference - actor posing as Conor McGregor fools fans in LA

Islam Badurgov fooled fans who thought he was Conor McGregor. PIC: Muscle Madness YouTube
Islam Badurgov fooled fans who thought he was Conor McGregor. PIC: Muscle Madness YouTube
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

An actor from Kazakhstan has managed to fool fans of Conor McGregor by posing as the Irish MMA star on the streets of LA.

Islam Badurgov (27), a 'professional street workout athlete', isn't exactly McGregor's twin in his day to day life but a fake beard but a bit of swagger and some shades were enough to prank some people.

McGregor is currently in Las Vegas gearing up for his fight with Floyd Mayweather so we're not sure why people thought he'd be walking the streets of LA shouting his own name.

Actually, that probably wouldn't be an unusual move for the MMA star.

The video, posted by on the Muscle Madness YouTube page, shows fans unable to cope when the shirtless impostor arrives the beach, with many whipping out their phones for a snap.

It already has more than 2 million views.

Here's the real Conor for comparison:

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Conor McGregor on Grand National Day of the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 8, 2017. See PA story RACING Aintree. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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