Conor McGregor Best Pound for Pound Horse Racer!

Posted on Sat, 14 January 2017 in UFC Champion Conor McGregor is the '13th Jockey' in a Short Film Series for the $12 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The World's Richest Thoroughbred Horse Race SOUTH FLORIDA, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Conor McGregor, the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two championship belts, was tapped as the '13th Jockey' for The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world's richest Thoroughbred horse race. For McGregor to become the '13th Jockey' and conquer the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing, The Notorious had a lot of training to do! He had to get to know his way around the stables, train like a jockey, bond with a horse and learn how to ride, all of which were filmed for a series of four short comedic films. The four short films will be released via Pegasus World Cup Invitational social media channels on January 4th, 11th and 18th with the final episode airing live on the NBC race day broadcast on January 28th beginning at 4:30pm EST. The Stronach Group teamed up with Frank Coraci who directed the shorts and enlisted actor & comedian Jon Lovitz to co-star as McGregor's trainer. McGregor, Lovitz and Coraci filmed in December at The Stronach Group owned Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California. Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, attorney, Bloom Hergott LLP, who represents both McGregor and Lovitz, assisted The Stronach Group in bringing the two A-listers to this project. "The Stronach Group is thrilled to be working with Conor McGregor to introduce The Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Sport of Kings to a new generation of fans," said Belinda Stronach, Chairman & President, "Conor is a natural athlete, showman and now, a jockey!"