Michael Phelps Playfully Challenges Conor McGregor to Race

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistAugust 29, 2017

Michael Phelps and Conor McGregor have both fallen short against unconventional challengers this summer. While the Olympic swimmer couldn't record a faster time than a shark, the MMA fighter lost a boxing match to Floyd Mayweather. 

Both were unnecessary stunts, so what's one more strange competition?

Phelps jokingly—at least, one would hope—challenged McGregor to a race on Tuesday. Sure, the renowned swimmer with 28 Olympic medals holds a distinct advantage, but McGregor could draw interest by just shouting while treading water.

Perhaps he will then play one-on-one against Kevin Durant and see if he can hit more home runs than Giancarlo Stanton.

[Michael Phelps]

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