UFC champ Conor McGregor lays a (virtual) beating on Conan O'Brien

Watch as the late-night talk show host takes on the UFC featherweight champion in the video game version of the octagon.

Late-night talk show host's avatar left bruised and bloodied

From left to right, late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien and UFC champion Conor MacGregor marvel at the abuse taken by O'Brien's video game avatar, right. (YouTube)

Conor McGregor's defeat at the hands of Nate Diaz at UFC 196 last weekend may have come as a shock to many.

His defeat of Conan O'Brien, however, was almost guaranteed from the start.

The late-night talk show host met the UFC featherweight champion on O'Brien's popular "Clueless Gamer" segment which aired on Thursday night.

Watch the thrashing of O'Brien's almost-too-lifelike avatar below.