A drug dealer from Surrey has been jailed after he was caught by police attempting to impersonate a mixed martial arts athlete.

Mark Nye, 34, from Stanwell, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs, plus driving whilst disqualified and without insurance after he was arrested on February 11.

He was reportedly detained by officers after being stopped on February 11 when he tried to discard class A drugs and two mobile phones he was carrying at the time.

A police statement described how Nye "gave officers false details upon being stopped, telling officers his name was ‘Connor’.

Surrey Comet: Image of the 'business cards' found by police. Image of the 'business cards' found by police.

He "also had several hundred business cards which he used to front his drug dealing with the name ‘Mcgregor Enterprise’ written on the front and ‘Best drops in Surrey’ on the back," Surrey Police said.

In both cases it appears he was referencing well-known Irish MMA fighter Connor McGregor, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion.

He was sentenced to two years and nine months in jail at Guildford Crown Court on April 9.

Investigating officer PC Mcgill said: "A search of the address Mark was staying at revealed a large amount of boric acid, a cutting agent which is used by dealers to cut drugs and can have serious health implications for users themselves.

"Officers also found a large cleaver readily accessible by his bed.

"Thanks to the work of our proactive drugs teams, we have taken yet another dealer off our streets and prevented Mark from causing further harm to the victims of his crimes."