“I was in the wrong.” Conor McGregor expresses regret for punching older man
The fight, which occurred on April 6, broke out because an older adult refused to drink whiskey under the athlete’s brand.
Former UFC Champion Irishman Conor McGregor apologized for assaulting a bar customer in Dublin. The Gazeta.Ru newspaper reports with reference to the ESPN channel.
The fight, which occurred on April 6, broke out because an older man refused to drink whiskey under the athlete’s brand. Following the CCTV footage, McGregor came to the bar and treated all the visitors with a drink of his production. After the refusal of one of the visitors, the fighter put a glass in front of him, but he again refused. So, McGregor hit the older man in the face, and two other visitors dragged the Irishman away, preventing the fight.
"I was in the wrong," McGregor says. "That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without having it end the way it did. ... I tried to make amends, and I made amends back then. But it doesn't matter. I was in the wrong. I must come here before you and take accountability and take responsibility."
"I owe it to the people that have been supporting me. I owe it to my mother, my father, my family. I owe it to the people who trained me in martial arts. That's not who I am. That's not the reason why I got into martial arts or studying combat sports. The reason I got into it was to defend against that type of scenario," he adds.