Conor McGregor lookalike drug dealer nicked handing out fake UFC business cards

A lookalike drug dealer impersonated Conor McGregor and even handed out business cards with the iconic UFC fighter's name on them.

Mark Nye, was jailed for two years and nine months after he was pulled over by the police, who found hundreds of business cards with McGregor's name on them.

The 34-year-old was detained after trying to get rid of class A drugs and the two mobile phones he had on him.

When he was stopped in Stanwell, Surrey, he told officers his name was 'Conor' and had several hundred cards with the 'McGregor Enterprise' written on the front and 'best drops in Surrey' on the back.

Nye used the cards to front his drug dealing operation.

His mugshot shows him sporting a resemblance to the legendary UFC fighter, even copying McGregor's beard and hair style.

Officers found hundreds of messages relating to Nye's drug dealing activity on his phones.

Nye was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court earlier in April. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs and driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Surrey Police said officers found a large amount of boric acid, a cutting agent which is used by dealers to cut drugs and can have serious health implications for users themselves.

They also found a large cleaver readily accessible by his bed.

Surrey Police said in a statement: "Thanks to the work of our proactive drugs teams, we have taken yet another dealer off our streets and prevented Mark from causing further harm to the victims of his crimes."

McGregor has had his own troubles with the law over the years.

In 2019 he pleaded guilty to punching an elderly man in a Dublin pub, where he was promoting his Proper Twelve brand of whiskey and was fined £860.

The previous year McGregor, 32, grabbed a metal trolley and threw it, shattering the window of a bus carrying UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in New York.

He was later sentenced to five days of community service and to attend anger management classes.

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