Conan goes toe-to-toe with the UFC Featherweight Champion in EA Sports’ latest MMA fighting game—and he’s got the bruised face to prove it.
And I mean that quite literally, considering the two men played “UFC 2” as digital versions of themselves
Conan O’Brien was out of his league and out of his weight class on the latest installment of “Clueless Gamer.”
The TBS late-night show host challenged UFC star Conor McGregor to bring his gaming skills into the virtual octagon on Thursday night. That was a bad call-out, O’Brien soon learned.
Playing as digital versions of themselves in “UFC 2,” the “Conan” host continuously got his face pummeled. The back-to-back one-sided beatdowns must have felt good to McGregor, who recently lost a real mixed martial arts fight to Nate Diaz.
Later, McGregor showed the far-taller funnyman how he’d actually manhandle him in real life. That would be even uglier.
“I was actually in a fight once in my life a long time ago,” O’Brien closed down the very Irish segment. “I got the shit kicked out of me, and I didn’t enjoy that. This, I enjoyed.”