In all honesty, prank videos provide enough second-hand embarrassment to give us an outbreak of hives. There’s precious little to be gained from badgering passers-by to bolster your YouTube following, and the satisfaction of fooling a crowd into believing you’re somebody much more important than you are seems inherently self-defeating.
But, when you look this much like MMA superstar Conor McGregor, you may as well try to have a little fun with it.
Incredibly fit unit and calisthenics pro Islam Badurgov teamed up with YouTubers Muscle Madness for a video which may just violate our rule about actually enjoying #content like this, based purely on the accuracy of his portrayal. They even got his cauliflower ears and bloody big tattoos (mostly) right.
The only two problem with this otherwise-accurate cosplay: Badurgov is a fair bit more staunch than the real deal, and, uh, doesn’t quite have an Irish accent.