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MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious African-American mob boss who ran crime in Harlem, New York, from the early 1930s until his death in 1968. His most lucrative racket was the numbers racket, which he operated under the auspices of legendary Italian-American Mafia boss Charles “Lucky” Luciano.

If one is dropping infamous names, then “Bumpy” is definitely a good choice. For UFC champion McGregor it was his latest in a long string of odes to former strongmen in the world of organized crime and outlaws.

Gangsters Inc. published an in-depth analysis of McGregor’s ongoing fascination with all things Mafia and gangster, which you can read here.

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