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Video: Conor McGregor named 13th jockey at Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor claimed he was leaving the mixed martial arts (MMA) world to spend the next 10 months raising a young Irish suckling.

I had no idea he was talking about a horse.

“Notorious” became the 13th jockey to enter the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Alongside celebrity trainer Jon Lovitz, “Notorious” will attempt to win the largest purse in the history horse racing.

From the official presser:

The inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be held at The Stronach Group’s premier destination, Gulfstream Park in South Florida on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 and will surpass the Dubai World Cup as the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational is restricted to 12 horses that will compete for a record setting $12 million USD purse. Tickets for The Pegasus World Cup Invitational are available online at www.pegasusworldcup.com.

No, McGregor is not really racing on Jan. 28.

That may seem obvious based on the humorous nature of the promo video above — part one of a four-part series — but I have to clarify these sorts of things because there is always some dunderhead who will hold me to it.

For much more on McGregor’s UFC leave of absence click here.

Source:: mma mania