Is it Halloween already?! Ryan Fitzpatrick seems to be working on his Conor McGregor costume.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, and Ryan Fitzpatrick seemed to be celebrating in an unusual way.
The quarterback, who had his second consecutive 400-yard, 4-touchdown game, went all-out McGregor for the postgame conference.
Journalists and reporters in attendance almost rubbed their eyes as Fitzpatrick emerged with his jacket zipped down to reveal a bare, hairy chest and a gold, diamond medallion.
With his choice of black-tinted Aviator sunglasses and long beard, Fitzpatrick instantly drew comparisons to Irish fighter Conor McGregor.
Ryan Fitzpatrick turned into Conor mcgregor pic.twitter.com/9Q2aKW01qm— KFC (@KFCBarstool) September 16, 2018
McGregor is known for wearing sunglasses indoors, his lavish jewelry, and his nonchalant attitude at sports media press conferences.
Fans of Fitzpatrick should note that the 35-year-old athlete wasn't really trying to cash in on McGregor's signature aesthetic. His teammate DeSean Jackson revealed he had dressed him for the press conference for a joke.
"I had him looking fresh ... I might [have to dress him] every week," Jackson told TMZ.
Whether or not this postgame tradition will continue, who knows. Either way - it sure gave the sports journalists something to talk about on Twitter!
When the hell did Ryan Fitzpatrick turn into Conor McGregor? pic.twitter.com/CsyMjNlAfc— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 16, 2018
I know some people are surprised by Ryan Fitzpatrick’s look today in the post game conference, but it’s like my grandfather always said, “You ball out like you’re a starter, you get to dress exactly like Conor McGregor.” pic.twitter.com/0GJl9FvoMJ— Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) September 16, 2018
Is Ryan Fitzpatrick trying to mimic Conor Mcgregor’s style? pic.twitter.com/EN4rsAEoh3— Ä🆇🅴🅻_🅳🅰🆆🅶🇺🇸🇩🇪 (@DawgfanAx) September 17, 2018
Am I the only one with thinks Ryan Fitzpatrick now looks like a lumberjack version of Conor McGregor? https://t.co/JF97NKvWuB— Dorian Craft (@doriancraft) September 16, 2018
Harvard Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. The Ryan Fitzpatrick She Told You Not To Worry About pic.twitter.com/d6GkapuBUI— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) September 16, 2018
ryan fitzpatrick looks like zach galifianakis dressed up as conor mcgregor pic.twitter.com/agiHesSeuw— 🌊 (@mattwhitlockPM) September 17, 2018
Ryan Fitzpatrick looks more like Conor McGregor than Conor McGregor does pic.twitter.com/UMsJTzvCnZ— Marty Daniels (@elias_rugby16) September 17, 2018