Police have been made aware of allegations against Conor McGregor which claim he was involved in a fight in a Dublin pub.
Witnesses were vocal on social media when describing a brawl between the UFC champ and three men, who have been said to have close links to criminal activity.
The alleged fight took place at The Black Forge in Crumlin, a suburb of Dublin, according to reports.
— Ross Edmonds (@RosssEdmonds) November 27, 2017
McGregor was seen by fans in the pub on Sunday night as he entered, before a scrap allegedly erupted which included McGregor, a younger man, a man in his 50s and another unidentified man.
The Irish Independent said the sports star tried to assault a man in the pub, when someone tried to intervene before getting punched in the face.
The man in his 50s is said to have close links with a convicted drug dealer connected to an infamous gang and now a huge sum is reportedly needed to prevent further violence.
There are some strong rumours going around that McGregor was out last night in quite the drunken state in Crumlin, Ireland and got into an altercation with a young man.. no major reports of it yet but a fair few people have spoken about it on social media.. pic.twitter.com/gWt7dHfxnM
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A Facebook post describing the alleged incident read:
Connor McGregor kicked off last night in Dublin thinking he was the big b*llocks and got into a fight, then battered three heavy Irish gangsters and one of their dads, who now want 900k off him.
He flew out of the country first thing in the morning.
He either pays up or pays someone to kill them or his family will probably get it haha [sic]
If this is Conor McGregor, he might be in big truble with the wrong people. pic.twitter.com/YRHCP1QXS4
— MMA News (@BestMMAnews) November 28, 2017
The Gardai in Dublin said they were aware of the incident, but had received no complaints regarding the fight, and thus had no comment on the matter.
A senior source at the Gardai told the Irish Independent:
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.
Police do, however, believe the incident is linked to another alleged assault which was carried out earlier this month.
The only word so far from McGregor is a cryptic post on social media site Instagram, which merely shows the UFC champion in a black hoodie with only his eyes visible.
This isn’t the only report we’ve had in recent months of McGregor’s violence outside the Octagon, after he became aggressive with a referee.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 10, 2017
After Ward handily dispatched his opponent, McGregor leapt into the Octagon and had a heated confrontation with referee Mark Goddard.
McGregor explained why he made the bold move and jumped into the Octagon.
In a now-deleted tweet about the incident, McGregor wrote:
Bloke KO’d on the floor bout a minute straight and ref trying to say fights not over conor. that’s when I lost it. F*ck yous all.
Goddard and McGregor have a long history of animosity after Goddard threw the Irishman out at UFC Gdansk.
Although it’s not known what was said in their face off, it seems McGregor wasn’t too pleased with Goddard’s reaction to his presence in the Octagon and wanted to give him a piece of his mind.
There will be more on this as it unfolds.