UFC icon Conor McGregor caught a shark while fishing at his home in Miami and threw it back into the water.
The Irish star is currently recovering after breaking his tibia and fibula against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
McGregor took to social media to share his remarkable catch, posting a photo with the shark on Twitter along with the caption: “Caught a shark from my back garden today in Miami.”
Fans quickly commented and asked the former two-division UFC world champion to put the shark back into the water.
McGregor obliged, and shared a video of him throwing the shark back into the ocean.
“Back in you go my little ocean critter. Protect the ocean. Fish responsibly,” the Irishman said in the clip.
McGregor, who previously called fishing ‘f****** tremendous’, is unlikely to return to the octagon before the new year due to the injury he sustained against Poirier.
The two fighters have a history. In January, McGregor faced Poirier in a rematch of their 2014 bout at UFC 257 where the Irishman lost via technical knockout in the second round – the first knockout loss of his career.
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He took on Poirier for a third time on July 10 2021 at UFC 264, with McGregor losing once again via TKO after the ringside doctor ended the fight prematurely because the 33-year-old had suffered a broken tibia and was unable to continue.
Both American fighter Poirier and controversial YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul took to social media to mock McGregor when images were released of him on the canvas.
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Content creator Paul even ordered a custom pendant to immortalise McGregor’s pose – worth £73,000 – and sent it to Poirier as a reward for defeating McGregor.
During his recovery, McGregor recently threw the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs baseball game.
His throw garnered attention for being so poor as he missed the catcher by some distance and almost hit an unsuspecting fan in the crowd.
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