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A Conor McGregor lookalike has been walking around LA and everyone is falling for it


MEET PROFESSIONAL “WORKOUT athlete” Islam Badurgov from Kazakhstan.

When he’s all dressed up, he looks a bit like Conor McGregor:

Yesterday, he was drafted in by the Muscle Madness YouTube channel to walk around Venice Beach in LA pretending to be the Irish MMA star

And everyone bought it hook, line and sinker. Hysteria ensued

Source: Muscle Madness/YouTube

Muscle Beach is the home of workout enthusiasts in the area, obviously, so you’d imagine that played a part in him and his fake entourage getting mobbed.

And boy did they get mobbed, as Islam’s Instagram showed

People were stopping him for photos

conormma Source: YouTube

He replicated McGregor’s infamous open shirt look from the Grand National back in April

conormma2 Source: YouTube

The “prank” has gone viral in the past 24 hours, with nearly 3 million views on the Muscle Madness YouTube channel and many more beyond on Facebook.

Without the shades, Islam doesn’t look all that much like McGregor

But put him in the gear and you can see why everyone fell for it, with thanks to his hype squad giving it the big one around him

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He’s got the look down, but what about the voice? The YouTube clip doesn’t feature him speaking much, but this video on Instagram shows he hasn’t quite got the Dublin lilt down

No comments😂👍 @thenotoriousmma

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Fair play to him though, he had half of Venice Beach believing he was the real thing.

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