Conor McGregor ’s first pitch was way off – but he’s not the only UFC fighter to mess up. McGregor threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins baseball game and almost ended up hitting a fan in the first row. Derrick Lewis ’ failed attempt at a Houston Astros game went viral and McGregor finds himself in some elite company. He’s ok (via @astros ) pic.twitter.com/QlXfWEUvUT — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 8, 2021 But we recently saw UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou throw a pretty decent first pitch, as he went with a side-arm technique – a wise move since he has freakish power. Plenty of UFC fighters have had their attempt at a first pitch, with some far more successful than others.
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