Conor McGregor Back in 'Training Day' Video

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Jon Lovitz and Conor McGregor on set filming the Pegasus World Cup Invitational “13th Jockey” series. (Kelly Serfoss, Serfoss Productions)

UFC champion and "13th jockey" Conor McGregor and actor, comedian and "trainer" Jon Lovitz are back with the release of the second episode of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational’s "13th Jockey" series of short comedic films. Episode 2, titled “Training Day,” features McGregor being pushed by Lovitz to adopt a new and unusual training regimen as he prepares to become a jockey. Unfortunately, Lovitz is too busy entering the Pegasus World Cup Invitational’s Win-Win Contest, which irritates McGregor, and leads to a heated and funny exchange.

McGregor, together with actor and comedian Jon Lovitz, filmed four short, comedic films in December, the second of which can be viewed below.


Frank Coraci (“The Wedding Singer”) directed the “13th Jockey” film series with Lovitz co-starring as McGregor’s trainer.

McGregor, the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two championship belts, was tapped for the lead role as the “13th Jockey” for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest Thoroughbred race.

For McGregor to become the “13th Jockey” and conquer the sport of Thoroughbred racing, “The Notorious” had a lot of training to do. McGregor also had to get to know his way around the stables, train like a jockey, bond with a horse and learn how to ride, all of which is captured in the film series.

McGregor and Lovitz on set. (Courtesy Kelly Serfoss, Serfoss Productions)
The four short films will be released via Pegasus World Cup Invitational social media channels leading up to the Jan. 28 race with the final episode airing live on the NBC race-day broadcast beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.

The Stronach Group teamed up with Coraci, McGregor and Lovitz and last month filmed the series at The Stronach Group-owned Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, Calif.

The inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be held at Gulfstream Park in South Florida on Jan. 28, and will surpass the Dubai World Cup as the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational is restricted to 12 horses that will compete for a record setting $12 million purse. Tickets for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational are available online at https://www.pegasusworldcup.com/tickets.

Fans worldwide are encouraged to take their share of the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race by entering for the chance to win $1 million in the Pegasus Win-Win Contest.

Follow all of the excitement of the “13th Jockey” and the Pegasus World Cup Invitational on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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