Conor McGregor drops first puck at Bruins game

He strutted the carpet and pumped up the crowd.

Conor McGregor TD Garden
Mixed martial arts fighter and boxer Conor McGregor salutes the crowd before making the ceremonial puck drop at a hockey game between the Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston, Saturday. –Michael Dwyer / AP Photo

MMA star Conor McGregor, who attended the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade earlier Saturday, flew to TD Garden to drop the ceremonial first puck.

Wearing a black suit and waving a green, Irish-themed Bruins warmup jersey with “McGREGOR 12’’ on the back, the pugnacious Dubliner strutted the carpet and pumped up the crowd. After dropping the puck between Zdeno Chara and Columbus’s Boone Jenner, McGregor started waving his arms again, rather than engaging the two hockey dignitaries in a customary handshake. Chara got his attention with a holler.