Last night, rumors began to swirl on social media suggesting that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor had been involved in an altercation at a pub in Ireland, during which he punched at least one person. From there, additional details began to suggest that one of the men on the receiving end of McGregor’s punches was a known associate of convicted Irish drug dealer Graham ‘The Wig’ Whelan.
While all of this initially resided strictly in the realm of rumor, several reputable publications are now reporting that a yet-unnamed Irish star was, in fact, involved in an altercation that saw an associate of the Irish cartel punched.
A well-known Irish celebrity has assaulted a close associate of a senior Kinahan cartel henchman in a south Dublin pub.
During the row, a man in his 50s with close links to convicted drug dealer Graham ‘The Wig’ Whelan (35) was punched.
Gardaí are aware of the incident, which happened on Sunday night, but no complaint has yet been made.
It is understood the sports star attempted to assault another young man in the pub, when Whelan’s associate attempted to intervene before being punched twice in the face.
This man, aged in his late 50s, has been described as a “completely innocent” individual who has no involvement in criminality.
While this report does not explicitly state McGregor was the one doing the punching, it all seems to line up with last night’s social media frenzy. All this to say that, if McGregor is the Irish star in question, he could be in a good bit of trouble.
Apparently, though, he’s not in any legal trouble for the moment. While the Irish guards are aware of this unfortunate debacle, a “senior source” told the Independent that no report was ever filed.
“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.”
Stay tuned for more updates on this latest Conor McGregor drama as it unfolds.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 28/11/2017.