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Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, fights Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

A British bartender got ringside seats at Mayweather-McGregor by posing as security


A British man got ringside seats to the recent super fight between boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor by posing as security, according to The Sun.

The Sun reported Sunday that bartender Oliver Regis, 32, had purchased a ticket worth $2,587.20 to the contest the night before.

Regis said he noticed better seats than the one he had purchased for a spot at the top of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight fan pretended to be with Mayweather’s security, shadowing them as they walked past guards into the event.

Regis – a devout McGregor fan who has a tattoo of the pugilist – ultimately ended up in the third row besides multiple global celebrities.

“I did feel a bit cheeky – but this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance,” he said. “I could not believe it worked. There were quite a few empty seats.”

“I sat down in the third row and Mike Tyson then sat down behind me,” he said. “LeBron James was on my row and I could see Leonardo DiCaprio.”

Regis would spend much of last Saturday night snapping selfies with the stars around him, admitting that talking to Tyson was especially intimidating.

“It was quite nerve-wracking asking Tyson for a picture,” he said of the retired boxer. “He didn’t say anything – just nodded his head.”

Regis ultimately took pictures with luminaries including singer Demi Lovato, actor Jamie Foxx and even Mayweather’s father.

Mayweather and McGregor clashed last Saturday in a hotly-anticipated bout between one of the two men.

The contest was a rare spectacle as it pitted Mayweather, an undefeated boxer, against McGregor, a MMA fighter who has won two Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) titles.

Mayweather ultimately emerged victorious, defeating McGregor in the 10th round via technical knockout and improving his record to 50-0.

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