McGregor allegedly involved in brawl with members of the Irish Mafia.
There's a wild rumor floating around right now that Conor McGregor was recently involved in a brawl at a pub in Dublin, Ireland and now he's in trouble with the Irish Mafia.
According to the Irish Independent, McGregor allegedly punched a man with ties to Kinahan lieutenant, Graham “The Wig” Whelan, one of the country’s most feared gangsters. Rumors suggest the UFC star was trying to go after another young man in the pub, also one of Whelan's associates, when an older man intervened and got punched in the face.
The "associate" that McGregor allegedly punched, who is believed to be in his 50s, has not been identified but some publications have suggested that it was actually Whelan's father. The reports also claim Whelan has now demanded McGregor pay restitution of 900,000 Euros, which is the equivalent of $1,060,000 million.
Irish police are aware of the reports but say they are not investigating.
“There is no report on this matter and no complaint from any injured parties, patrons of the pub or the pub itself and no statements were taken,” an Irish police spokesman told The Irish Independent.
UFC President Dana White isn't buying the story, according to the New York Post.
“I don’t think it’s true,” White said. “Because if it was true, it would be big. Conor can walk down the street and it’s big news now. If this were true, I just have to believe it would be off-the-charts crazy. If it’s true, we’ll end up finding out. I can’t chase all these things around. If it’s true, we’ll get it figured out and we’ll go from there.”
It's worth noting, Conor was photographed by fans at the bar, The Black Forge, on Sunday night when the alleged incident occurred and he added fuel to these rumors by posting a video on Instagram captioned "The Celebrity," which is how Irish publications have described the man involved in the brawl.
Conor McGregor has never been one to bite his tongue so we're sure we'll get his side of the story soon enough.