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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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Jon’s not mad, guys. Seriously. He thinks it’s funny.
Everyone I’ve ever faced has either retired, Lost their rematch, switch weight classes or switch organizations are together #Facts— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 14, 2019
Been a lot of GOAT talk this week, I guess Silva and I are out of the running , I wish my competitors would campaign by simply fighting me instead of switching weight classes and talking shit from a distance— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 14, 2019
People believe USADA when they say they found something, but choose to not believe USADA when they say it was discovered by the worlds most powerful microscope’s/scientists and had absolutely zero performance enhancing benefits.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 14, 2019
I get it, when I was younger people blamed me getting my hand raised on having long arms, eye pokes and having brothers in the NFL. I just laugh, continue to work, continue to give glory to God and continue to win. That’s all I can do— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 14, 2019
This is good though.
Been thinking about it, I think I would try my chances against the five. Hit the first one crazy hard, leave the other four second guessing https://t.co/zkYQ1ltsgY— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 15, 2019
Anthony Smith still calling for a rematch. Hey, at least we know it couldn’t be any worse than the first one.
They asked me if little Daniel would want to introduce me, he was nervous and stood there for a bit but eventually he got it out. This is a moment I will cherish forever. God I love this kid! Great job buddy! #ufc241 #andstill pic.twitter.com/1M7Xhv95vQ— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 15, 2019
No mention of JBJ KOing him...
Ngannou is the latest fighter to join the Fast and the Furious ranks.
The future is in the made!!!— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) August 15, 2019
Fast and furious nine will be my first movie appearance and I can't wait for this . pic.twitter.com/VkTzQWCfsa
Here’s a little preview of Ngannou’s acting work.
Cro Cop working on that balance.
Little Debbie sponsoring Sage now? How’s that mesh with Labrada I wonder.
How many of these Little Debbie’s do you think I can eat at one time? pic.twitter.com/sQ7iI3vrwI— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) August 15, 2019
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
2004: Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira had their lackluster second fight at Pride Final Conflict 2004 which ended when an accidental headbutt caused a cut on Emelianenko that stopped the fight. However, also that evening, Mirko Cro Cop obliterated Fedor’s brother Aleksander Emeliankenko with a head kick. That was pretty cool.
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.
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