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A drug dealer who pretended to be MMA fighter Conor McGregor has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison
Mark Nye from Stanwell in Surrey was stopped by police on 11 February when they saw him attempting to throw away his stash of drugs and two phones.
Officers also discovered that the 34-year-old had business cards brandished with 'McGregor Enterprise' on them.
The convict himself bears a resemblance to the famed UFC star, including similar facial features and a distinctive beard and haircut.
Nye was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on 9 April, where he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs as well as driving while disqualified and without insurance.
The court heard how the drug dealer provided fake details when he was stopped by the police, telling them he was called 'Conor'.
In addition to the packages of illicit substances, he had several hundred business cards on him which were used as part of his drug delivery service.
The details of these cards included the words 'McGregor Enterprise' on the front and 'best drops in Surrey' on the back.
After taking hold of Nye's phone, authorities discovered hundreds of messages related to his drugs company.
A house search revealed that Nye was in possession of a cutting agent commonly used by dealers to bulk out substances.
PC McGill, who was investigating the case said: "A search of the address Mark was staying at revealed 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.
"Officers also found a large cleaver readily accessible by his bed.
"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."
Following his guilty plea, Nye has been sentenced to two years and nine months behind bars.
The real McGregor has had several run ins with the law over the years, including a 2019 incident where he was fined £860 after pleading guilty to punching an elderly man at a pub in Dublin.
In the previous year, he showed up to a media day for UFC 223 that he was not supposed to be present for and threw a hand trolley through the window of a bus containing several of the fighters on the bill.
McGregor was spared jail and was instead made to pay restitution for the attack, as well as attending anger management courses and five days of community service.
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