McGregor punished for assaulting senior citizen in bar
The athlete hit a visitor to the pub for refusing to drink his whiskey.
The Dublin District Court fines ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor €1,000 for attacking a man in a bar, Irish Mirror reports.
At the court hearing, McGregor apologized to Judge Trice Kelly and 50-year-old Desmond Keogh, injured in the April attack.
“I did wrong and I want to apologize to the court and to the victim. I assure you that what happened is not at all characteristic of me. It will never happen again,” McGregor said.
The Irishman must pay a fine within a month.
According to the fighter’s lawyer, McGregor paid Keogh a compensation.
The conflict between a former UFC champion and a pub visitor in Dublin happened in April 2019. McGregor put whiskey of his own brand on the counter at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin, offering all visitors a drink. One of them refused to drink, after which the athlete hit him in the head.
The last time McGregor entered the octagon was in October 2018 was at the UFC 229 tournament in Las Vegas. He lost in a champion fight to the Russian champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.