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Morning Report: Video: Conor McGregor allegedly punches older man in bar over whiskey dispute

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Back in April, former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor was reportedly under investigation for allegedly punching a man in a Dublin pub. Well, now video of the alleged incident has surfaced.

Per TMZ Sports, the incident took place at the Marble Arch Pub in Dublin on April 6. McGregor allegedly entered the pub and offered to buy the patrons shots of his own Proper 12 whiskey brand. On the video, one patron can be seen refusing the cup placed in front of him twice, words appear to be exchanged, and then the man who is allegedly McGregor punches the refusing patron in the head. A few men surrounding the altercation quickly intervene and separate the two men before anything can escalate further.

When TMZ first reported the incident back in April, Ireland’s Garda Síochána (the country’s police force) were said to be looking into the matter. Now TMZ reports that the police have seen the video but that McGregor has never been charged over the alleged incident.

This is, of course, not the first video of McGregor that casts the former champion in a bad light. In fact, it’s not even the first one this year. In March, McGregor was arrested for allegedly stealing and smashing a fan’s cell phone outside of Liv nightclub in Miami and video of the incident surfaced a few days later. The fan filed a civil suit against McGregor but it was eventually dropped, just days after McGregor’s alleged incident in the Dublin pub. The criminal charges from the phone-smashing incident were also dropped shortly thereafter.

At this point though, this all seems like ancient history and doesn’t appear likely to affect McGregor’s potential return to the cage. UFC President Dana White recently said that he and McGregor are still in negotiations about his return and that they’re waiting to see what happens with the Anthony Pettis-Nate Diaz fight this weekend and the Khabib Nurmagomedov-Dustin Poirier lightweight title fight next month. White has also been adamant that a McGregor-Khabib rematch is “absolutely possible” depending how things play out.

It seems that no matter what happens, McGregor still remains at the top of the MMA world.


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This is good though.

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No mention of JBJ KOing him...

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If that video is actually of Conor, then all I’ve got to say is props to the old guy. Took a left hand from McGregor and didn’t even budge off his stool. That’s something to tell the grandkids about.

Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.



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