Conor McGregor to be charged over allegedly assaulting a man in a bar
Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor will reportedly be charged with assault after CCTV footage emerged of him allegedly punching an elderly man in a pub earlier this year.
The incident in question, which is currently doing the rounds on social media, shows McGregor engaging in an altercation with another customer while drinking in Marble Arch pub in Drimnagh, South Dublin, in April of 2019.
Watch the video of the encounter in the bar below:
The footage shows that McGregor was only in the establishment for around 10 minutes. Yet, not long after arriving, the UFC fighter can suddenly be seen aiming a punch at one bystander, before two other people (who may be members of his retinue) immediately pulled McGregor out of the pub and out into the street.
He is now facing a minor assault charge as a result of his violent outburst, and has been summoned to Dublin District Court. He will be fined for the offence if found guilty.
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According to TMZ Sports, McGregor allegedly punched the man after he refused to drink a round of drinks that the star athlete had purchased for patrons. The victim declined a shot of McGregor's signature single malt, Proper Twelve, twice, before McGregor purportedly lost his cool and struck him
Commenting on the incident in an interview with TMZ Sports, UFC president Dana White stated: "You’re talking about a pub in Ireland. Know how many guys get punched in the face every day in a pub in Ireland? Yeah, a lot."
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White added: "But, this is a high-profile guy. The bottom line is when you’re not a regular guy, you’re a high-profile guy, and you’re a professional fighter, you can’t do it. That you can’t do. When you’re Conor McGregor, you can’t do it."
This is not the first time that the Irish champion fighter has had run-ins with the law. In April of 2018, he was investigated by the NYPD for allegedly hurling a missile at a bus transporting his UFC rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, which ended up injuring several other fighters.
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Then, in March of 2019, footage emerged of the champ wrecking a fan's mobile phone while out and about in Miami. He was arrested for robbery and criminal mischief, but the charges were later dropped.