Fans of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor like to remind us that, “There’s only one Conor McGregor, one Conor McGregor...” And despite the best efforts of one Mark Nye, 34, from Stanwell, Surrey, those fans remain correct.
According to Surrey Police Nye tried to impersonate a “famous MMA fighter” recently while also dealing class A drugs.
Brad Wharton shared the details, via Surrey Police’s official social media account:
God loves a trier!— (@MMABrad48) April 23, 2021
10/10 for effort, 1/10 for execution. pic.twitter.com/GZCoPADZOp
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.
Officers analysed Mark’s phones and found hundreds of messages in relation to his drug dealing activity.
In their social media post Surrey police included images of the ‘McGregor Enterprises’ business cards and Nye’s mugshot, which bears more than a passing resemblance to former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Once Nye serves his time, what do you think the chances are of an invite to the Marble Arch pub in Dublin?