March 5, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor is introduced before fighting against Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor’s Mugshot has Been Turned into Artwork and Joe Rogan Keeps One in his Studio… 

Conor McGregor ruffled a lot of feathers when he launched an organized attack on the UFC 223 media bus carrying Khabib Nurmagamedov and a whole bunch of other fighters. It was like something from the Call of Duty video games. Launching a ground attack with your mates, before getting the hell out of there.

However, this is the real world and there are consequences for acting like an insane maniac in public. McGregor handed himself in and was arrested by police in Brooklyn. He then spent the night in a cell, as he pondered his life up to this point. The next day he was brought to court where his case was adjourned until June 14.

The Irishman was released on bail of $50,000 dollars. However, while he might be trying to forget that it ever happened, one part of this crazy night has been turned into something magnificent – and Joe Rogan keeps one in his studio.

Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger, USA TODAY Sports.

Harsh Words

It’s kind of ironic really. Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan made the headlines last week when he openly criticised the organization for its apparent bias towards McGregor. He has a long history of stretching the rules when another fighter in the same situation would have been cut with no questions asked.

“That’s one of the more f****d up things about this is that you know Conor is getting special treatment,” Rogan said on his podcast. “He is, and that’s not good for anybody.”

That’s a pretty fair observation you might think. Reasonable considering the UFC does have a history of cracking down on those that don’t fall into line. Except Conor McGregor is the biggest cash cow the company has ever had.

Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports.


Rogan’s strong stance against McGregor appears to have softened somewhat. At least enough that he now keeps an artwork in his studio, that looks like it will become a permanent fixture on his wall.

It’s actually quite a cool piece. Created in imitation of Andy Warhol’s immortal pop art style, the creation shows nine identical mugshots of Conor McGregor’s face. It’s a very effective piece, and you can imagine they’ll become best sellers now that Rogan has one. Who wouldn’t want ‘the Notorious’s’ moody face glaring out at you all day?

Return Date

Meanwhile, McGregor is at home waiting for June to roll around so that he can figure out the next stage of his career. The worst-case scenario for the Irishman would be jail time or being unable from getting a visa to work in the US again. It’s the last one that could truly affect his career. If he does return, there are two opponents being consistently linked.

Khabib Nurmagamedov is the most obvious one. Throwing a dolly through a window at a fighter is a fairly clearcut way of telling him that you want to fight. However, there is also the possibility that he will return to fight Nate Diaz and finally complete their trilogy. It’s all about the money.

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