This wouldn’t be the first time that Conor borrowed someone else’s schtick, but coping a guy’s entire image is taking it a bit further than biting some catchphrases from Ali.
Hair and beard, fair enough, even the chest tattoo. There are billions of men on earth, some of them are bound to look the same. But… that tiger tattoo pretty much seals the deal. If it’s just a coincidence, it’s a huge coincidence.
The model’s name is Josh Mario John and he has yet to speak up about this, same goes for Conor. We’ll keep you updated.
If Jose Aldo really wants to sell this fight, he would hire this model to follow him around and troll McGregor at every opportunity. Instagram videos every day, send him into interviews acting like McGregor, just go completely over the top with it. Hell, Aldo could even rent a mansion for this guy to hang out in like Conor’s been up to lately. But, alas, that opportunity will probably go unrealized.
Update: Well, the Aldo fight went down already, and we all know how that ended (With Conor KO’ing him in 13 seconds flat…) Next up for Conor is his upcoming fight against Floyd Mayweather, so we’ll say it again… It would be crazy for Floyd to not hire this guy, and parade him around as Conor McGregor.
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