Search icon


19th Nov 2015

WATCH: Oh this? It’s just Conor McGregor dropping watermelons out of a helicopter

A very different coaches' challenge

Darragh Murphy

“I still feel my accuracy is too precise… even with watermelons.”

The coaches’ challenge took place on Wednesday night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter and Conor McGregor lacked no confidence going into the event.

Dana White had set McGregor and Team U.S.A. coach Urijah Faber the task of dropping watermelons from a helicopter to see who possessed the best accuracy.

A target was set below the chopper with values of 10, 25, 50 and 100 depending on how close the watermelon landed to the bullseye, with the prize of $10,000 for the winning coach and $1,500 each for every fighter on the winning team.

Here’s how the challenge panned out.

Round 1

Urijah Faber – 25

urijah 1

Conor McGregor – 25

mcgregor 1

Round 2

Urijah Faber – 10

urijah 2

Conor McGregor – 10

conor 2

Round 3

Urijah Faber – 50

urijah 3

Conor McGregor – 10

conor 3

Round 4

Urijah Faber – 0

urijah 4

Conor McGregor – 25

conor 4

Round 5

Urijah Faber – 100

urijah 5

Conor McGregor – didn’t throw because Faber had already won.

So Faber came out on top in the challenge and earned himself a tasty payday, as well as some nice pocket money for his fighters, but the last word was left to McGregor.

“Fuck the challenge!”

Catch The Ultimate Fighter at 3am GMT every Thursday morning on BT Sport (part of the Setanta pack in Ireland). Repeated at 10pm GMT on Thursdays.