A man who was punched by former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor at a bar in Dublin, Ireland back in April is speaking out. The victim spoke to the Irish Daily Star and explained his side of the incident which took place after refusing to take a drink of McGregor’s Proper Twelve whiskey.
“I am sitting on the bar stool just having a quiet pint with my friend then all of a sudden because I refuse his drink I get a punch,” the man said. “You don’t need that in life. He is a bit of a bully, a bully with money. I’m glad people saw the video. I don’t like him.”
The victim is 50 years old.
McGregor has yet to be arrested or charged for the incident, but police are reportedly continuing their investigation with the video recently surfacing.
It was the latest violent outburst from the brash Irishman, who was previously arrested for the infamous dolly incident where he threw a hand truck through the window of a bus full of fighters at the Barclays Center. He also was arrested in Miami for taking a fan’s phone and smashing it on the ground.
Dana White has to be hoping to get McGregor focused back on mixed martial arts to avoid distractions outside of the cage.
McGregor, meanwhile, has called for a rematch with UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov — who was the last man to defeat him — and has also hinted that he would like to rematch Floyd Mayweather Jr. inside of the boxing ring. Whether any of those bouts was actually in the works is anyone’s guess, but they seem to be the only bouts that have piqued the brash Irishman’s interest since he began discussing a return to combat sports following his flurry of legal issues and suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his post-UFC 229 bout with Nurmagomedov and his team.