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Conor McGregor boasts that he earns more than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after embarrassing baseball pitch

By Amreen
Conor McGregor was mocked online for his baseball pitch
Conor McGregor was mocked online for his baseball pitch / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Conor McGregor hit back at fans who taunted him on social media for his embarrassing baseball pitch during the Chicago Clubs' match, pointing out that he earns more than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Rodger Federer.

McGregor was invited to throw a ceremonial pitch and much was expected of the UFC star, but his effort sailed high and wide, nearly taking out spectators in the front row.

Fans on social media compared the Notorious One's throw was to 50 Cent's tame effort at a New York Mets game last year. However, instead of taking their comments with a pinch of salt, Mcgregor proceeded to boast about his wealth, claiming to be placed higher on Forbes' rich list than Messi and Ronaldo.

He posted two images on social media, saying: "Picture to picture alone buries this. Mine, bar the accuracy, was the most powerful and fastest first pitch of any of these other athletes/ artist over the years. No comparison."

He continued: "Smoke them up and down that Forbes I do. Get Messi over. Smoked. Cris. Smoked. Federer. Doubled. All time Most Power!

"Put me in the Wrigley hall of fame for that rocket launch. Beside some of that nice red brick. Mahogany Oak Frame. Wimbledon lines in the grass. The great Wrigley Field reminds me of the grounds on my land in Ireland. Impeccable."

The 33-year-old finished off by adding: "Anyway back to the pitch. Venom. Composure. Balance!"