USA: Kazakh Conor McGregor lookalike holds presser on eve of Mayweather fight

SOT, Amir Allahverdi, Producer (English): «So basically nobody contacted us from McGregor's team but when we just did the first prank they posted an article about us on his official 'Mac Life'.» SOT, Islam Badurgov, Conor McGregor impersonator (Russian): *TRANSLATION TO FOLLOW* SOT, Amir Allahverdi, Producer (English): «But the Mayweather team actually contacted us and they made us an offer... Еще. But since we were supporting McGregor we didn't accept the offer. And you can see their message in the comments underneath our picture, and I have a text message from them as well. But as a producer, I want to say that we respect both fighters. I think both of them are really good. McGregor vs Mayweather is going to be a great fight. I'm sure there's going to be a lot of people watching them so definitely it's something you want to do. So everything we do right now is supporting their fight, so it's going to be a great show, a great fight.» Journalist (English): «For which round though?» Amir Allahverdi, Producer (English): «So basically he doesn't know which round and even though a lot of people say that Mayweather can win, we still cheer for McGregor.» Professional street workout athlete from Kazakhstan and Conor McGregor impersonator, Islam Badurgov, held a press conference in Las Vegas, Thursday, on the eve of the boxing match between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Flanked by his producer Amir Allahverdi, Badurgov gave his two cents on the bout, saying, «I think both of them are really good. McGregor vs Mayweather is going to be a great fight.» In July, Badurgov took to the streets of LA disguised as the boxer-to-be. Thanks to fake tattoos and clever makeup, the Kazakh managed to dupe hundreds of the UFC fans who mobbed him, asking to take pictures. The video of the prank went viral and garnered more than 20 million views in just two days after it was published on the prankster's YouTube channel on July 25. McGregor will fight undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26.

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