Video shows Conor McGregor punching older man over alleged whiskey dispute
Conor McGregor was involved in an altercation at a bar in his home country of Ireland back in April, and a video of the incident has surfaced. It shows the MMA star punching an older man in the head over an alleged dispute about whiskey.
According to TMZ, McGregor walked into The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin on April 6 and wanted to buy a round of his Proper Twelve whiskey for everyone at the bar. In the video, you can see McGregor place a glass in front of the man he punched, and the man twice refused by placing the glass further away from himself. It’s unclear if words were exchanged, but McGregor sucker-punched the man a few minutes later.
Oh dear Connor McGregor. Punching an old man. It's a real shame when money and fame goes to someones head. pic.twitter.com/ZjjDLK69cY
— Luke Barnett (@luk3barnett) August 15, 2019
Two people who were with McGregor immediately pulled him out of the bar, and the incident was reported to police. An investigation was opened months ago, but it’s unclear where it stands. McGregor does not appear to have been charged in the incident.
McGregor, of course, is no stranger to getting himself into legal trouble. He settled a lawsuit earlier this year for smashing a fan’s cell phone, and we all know about the infamous bus attack at a UFC event last year. It’s hard to imagine him avoiding charges for the bar incident, but police have apparently seen the video already.