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They say if you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.
Two UFC superfans took that mantra to heart Saturday when they worked up a couple fake credentials and made their way into Madison Square Garden for UFC 205.
The culprits, who — guessing by their think Irish accents — were in town to see Conor McGregor, apparently used a camera to take photos of the credentials of media members entering the arena before hitting up Photoshop to replicate what they’d seen.
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Watch them explain how they accomplished the gutsy move.
“A quick story for you. Yesterday, Kaelin brought this camera to Madison Square Garden. And when he brought this camera, he got pictures of the crew coming in and out of Madison Square Garden. And he got close-up pictures of their passes. And then, he made passes — the exact same. And we’re in Madison Square Garden.”
The video shows both of the fans, one who’s “press pass” identified him as Shane Dillion, in the media center and making their way freely around the arena. They smartly didn’t try to go on the floor or anything, but still managed to see the historic night of fights from a great vantage point.
Aside from the obvious security concerns these types of shenanigans often present, it appears these guys didn’t have any malicious intent, and if there’s any time to do it, it’s the biggest fight card in UFC history.