Story about Steve Curruthers from Hull appears on Mirror Online…
British super blagger Steve Curruthers strikes again – gets £5K ringside seat at Conor McGregor UFC fight for free AND celebrities think he is the VIP…
British blagger Steve Carruthers dons suit to charm his way into VIP area at Conor McGregor UFC fight.
Celebrities Zac Efron, Gordon Ramsey, Swizz Beats, Demi Lovato and Conor McGregor even believe he is a VIP and pose for selfies with him
Shakes hands with Huge Jackman and chats with Madonna
Astonishing video shows how he got past the tightest of security
A British business graduate was treated as a VIP – after blagging his way to a £5,000 ringside seat at the Conor McGregor UFC fight.
Brazen Steve Carruthers, 25, from Hull, donned his best suit and slipped past security after convincing them he was a VIP.
Ringside he then bagged a £5,000 seat at the Madison Square Gardens venue before mingling with celebrities Hugh Jackman, Madonna, Zac Efron, Gordon Ramsey, Swizz Beats and Demi Lovato.
The shameless chancer even convinced Conor McGregor himself that he was part of a special VIP entourage – getting him to pose for photos.
Incredibly Steve, who last year blagged his way to a ringside seat at the Floyd Mayweather ‘fight of the century’ in Las Vegas last year to mingle with Donald Trump, Michael J Fox, and Leo DiCaprio, snap chatted his exploits to thousands of fans – and even managed to video himself.
Steve said: “I arrived at the event suited and booted to blend in. But security was tight so I knew I’d have to be patient.”
After first getting knocked back when a bouncer asked for a ticket, Steve tried again.
He said: “I walked behind a woman when she was having her ticket scanned. Then because I was in a suit and shoes, the person on the door of the VIP UFC suite didn’t ask me to show my ticket. On walking in I realised I’d managed to get into the event for free.
“In and around the ringside as well as in the VIP suite I took photos with Swizz Beats, Demi Lovato, Zac Efron and Gordon Ramsey.
“I was amazed to see the queen of pop Madonna and asked her for a photo but she replied, ‘sorry not right now’. I also saw Hugh Jackman and got a handshake.”
After watching the fight Steve then turned up at Conor McGregor’s hotel. He said: “I’d got chatting to Conor’s training partner Dillon Danis who suggested I might catch him at the Marriot where he was staying.
“After a couple of hours in the hotel lobby, Conor McGregor rolled up in his Rolls Royce at 5.30am. After explaining I’d come from England to see the fight, I asked for a photo and he obliged.”
He added: “People seem amazed anyone can get into something like this for free – let alone video myself doing it. I admit it isn’t easy. But It shows how confidence and a decent suit can get you anywhere.”
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