UFC: Conor McGregor Allegedly Involved in Pub Assault in Dublin

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Conor McGregor is once again in hot water, this time for an alleged assault at a pub in Dublin, Ireland over the weekend.

It seems Conor McGregor is incapable of going a single month without landing in some sort of hot water. Following a Florida incident in which he smashed a fan’s cell phone, and an alleged rape investigation, McGregor is now allegedly at the center of an assault investigation in his native Ireland. The Mirror reported Monday that the embattled UFC star was involved in an altercation over the weekend at a pub in which the fighter punched another patron.

Cageside Press reached out to McGregor’s spokesperson, who advised that a statement on the investigation was not available.

However, The Mirror is reporting that the altercation went down at the Marble Arch pub in Drimnagh, a suburb of Dublin. According to their report, McGregor was approached by a man who made remarks about his loss to ‘The Russian’ — a reference to his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

The victim is reportedly a regular at the establishment, who took offense to McGregor acting like a “show off.” Following an exchange of words, McGregor reportedly hit the man.

Per the report, a Garda (the police service of the Republic of Ireland) spokesperson provided the following statement. “Gardaí are investigating an incident at a pub in Drimnagh, Dublin on April 6, 2019. No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”

McGregor (21–4) received a six month suspension from the NSAC for his role in the brawl that erupted following his main event loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October. The Irish star was eligible to return to competition this month, but recently announced his “retirement” from MMA on social media. While it’s not expected that his retirement will stick, continued legal troubles could further delay his return to action.

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Editor at Cageside Press, Jay has been covering the sport of mixed martial arts for several years. His work has appeared on The MMA Corner, What Culture, Cage Pages, MMA News, Today's Knockout, and Fox Sports (via Fansided). Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.

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