MMA star Conor McGregor made headlines last week for all the wrong reasons. Video footage taken on 6 April shows McGregor throwing a punch at a patron at the Marble Arch pub in Dublin.
McGregor reportedly was in the pub pouring and offering free shots of his whiskey to the patrons which one man rejected, twice. McGregor seemingly lost his cool and sucker punched the man’s head, and was promptly dragged out of the pub.
On seeing footage of the recently released video, staff at the Salty Shamrock, an Irish bar in Florida blacklisted McGregor and his products and poured and flushed his whiskey down the toilet in protest to his behavior.
Bar manager Sean Rice posted a video of the flushing event on Facebook with these words:
“Official Notice: Due to the recent cowardly and appalling behavior of the so-called Irish professional fighter Conor McGregor, the Salty Shamrock Irish Pub will no longer carry his product nor associate its business with his name.
We will discard his whiskey in a fashion that’s only fitting to his behavior.
I challenge every Irish bar owner to do the same! He is not a true representative of the Irish people.”
UFC boss Dan White while on The Jim Rome Show last week said:
Speaking on The Jim Rome Show earlier this week, White said: “That happened in April. I knew that happened; they just got the video. It’s pretty bad.
Not allegedly, it’s pretty clear [it’s him]. So, apparently this was in a pub in Ireland and it was an argument over whiskey. Conor has a whiskey now and it was an argument over the whiskey and Conor reaches out and hits him with a left hook.
I don’t know the context of it. I don’t know the entire story, but he punches a guy, an older man, in the face.
I knew that he had had an altercation at a bar, but I didn’t know with who or any of that, I didn’t know anything, I just knew it happened.”
Arch enemy Khabib Nurmagomedov told TMZ Sport: “These people, they have to go to jail. I told you, this guy have no class. No respect.
This is very bad for sport. Some things he doing good for sport, but right now he without his mind. He lose his mind. It’s crazy.
Government have to smash him. This is my opinion. ‘Cause I’m really, really mad about this video. I don’t understand how you can punch old man.”
Nurmagomedov may yet get his wish. A spokesperson for the Gardaí confirmed they ‘’are investigating an assault incident that occurred at a public house in Drimnagh, Dublin 12, on 6 April 2019 at approximately 2.30pm. Investigations ongoing in relation to this incident and no arrests have been made to date.”