Conor McGregor punched man in a Dublin pub after he refused whiskey
Maybe Conor McGregor’s jab isn’t that strong after all! Extraordinary moment elderly man barely flinches as UFC fighter sucker-punches him in the face in a Dublin pub for refusing to take a shot of whiskey
Conor McGregor hit man in the face in a Dublin pub on April 6 after an argument
Newly-released CCTV shows he gave the man a shot of Proper Twelve whiskey, which he owns, then lashed out when the man rejected his offer
Despite being hit by the ex-UFC champion, the man remained on his bar stool
Police opened an investigation at the time, but it is not clear if it is still active
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Published: 05:34 EDT, 15 August 2019 | Updated: 07:48 EDT, 15 August 2019
Conor McGregor sucker-punched an elderly grey-haired man in a Dublin pub after the customer refused to do a shot of whiskey with him, footage of the incident revealed today.
The ex-UFC champion was caught on CCTV in the Marble Arch pub in the Irish capital on April 6 pouring shots of his Proper Twelve whiskey – a brand which he founded and owns – for those sitting at the bar.
But after one man repeatedly rejected his offer, McGregor swung a vicious uppercut into his face which caught him on the cheek, leaving onlookers stunned.
Despite being punched by one of MMA’s most high-profile fighters, the man remained on his stool as McGregor was dragged away.
In fact, the elderly man took the punch better than many of McGregor’s opponents and didn’t react at all.
The fight was reported to police at the time, but new details emerged today after TMZ published footage of the altercation.
The incident was reported to police at the time but, speaking today, the Garda said: ‘Investigations ongoing in relation to this incident and no arrests have been made to date.’
Conor McGregor, circled, punched an elderly man in the face after he had refused to try his whiskey
Conor McGregor (right) sucker-punched a grey-haired man in the face in a Dublin pub after them man refused a shot of the fighter’s whiskey
McGregor was then dragged away moments after punching the man, who barely reacted
The newly-released CCTV shows McGregor walking into the pub wearing a tan top and large glasses before approaching the bar, where several men are sat drinking.
McGregor is then shown with a bottle of Famous Twelve whisky – a brand he founded and owns – in his hand, before placing a glass in front of one man.
The man angrily moves the glass out of the way, so McGregor places another glass in front of him, which he also removes.
Not to be deterred, the fighter then pours three shots of the whiskey and begins pumping his fist in the air, as others further down the bar cheer and clap.
Without warning, he then swings his fist into the man’s face, before being dragged outside by men who appear to be members of his own security team.
The incident was reported to police who opened an investigation, though it is not clear if that is still active. It is thought officers have seen the footage.
Reporting the attack back in April, the Irish Mirror quoted a witness who said: ‘McGregor was being a show off in the pub and one man didn’t like it and went up to have a word with him.
Another said: ‘There was a bit of a commotion, he [McGregor] was acting the mick and there was an incident.
‘There weren’t many people in the bar at the time, there was drink involved.’
The attack was caught on CCTV in the Marble Arch pub (file image) in Dublin on April 6. Police opened an investigation, but it is not clear if the probe is still active
It is not the first time McGregor has been investigated for violence outside the octagon.
In March this year McGregor was arrested for robbery and criminal mischief in Miami after smashing a phone out of a fan’s hand and stamping on it when he tried to take a picture.
Charges were eventually dropped and McGregor settled a civil suit with the victim.
He was also charged with assault in New York in April 2018 after he threw a metal dolly through the window of a bus carrying rival UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov and several other fighters.
McGregor was eventually allowed to plead no contest to a single charge of disorderly conduct.
He was ordered to perform five days of community service and attend anger management classes.