Victim Calls McGregor ‘A Bully with Money’
Conor McGregor recently spoke out about the April incident where he punched a patron in a Dublin bar. So, too, did the victim in the matter.
Speaking with the Irish Daily Star (via The Irish Sun) under a request of anonymity, the 50-year-old man punched by McGregor described the circumstances leading up to McGregor punching him — moments that have been seen worldwide via surveillance video released by TMZ.
“I am sitting on the barstool just having a quiet pint with my friend, then all of a sudden because I refuse his drink I get a punch,” the man stated. “You don’t need that in life.”
McGregor entered the Marble Arch Pub on April 6 and bought patrons rounds of his own whiskey, Proper No. 12, but the man refused the offer twice. Words between the two were exchanged before McGregor socked him with a left.
McGregor was escorted out of the building while the victim proceeded to finish his drink. While he earned great praise for taking McGregor’s punch, the man admitted he was sore for about a week after the incident. He adds that McGregor’s actions were one of him using his name to justify.
“Look-it, I can take a punch,” he said. “It was sore for about a week. It wasn’t killing me or anything. I don’t like the man. I think he is getting a bad rep. He is a bit of a bully, a bully with money.”
It was reported McGregor later met with the man to apologize, and the former UFC champ-champ, in an interview with Ariel Helwani earlier this week, said he would accept any consequence that comes his way. McGregor faces a minor assault charge and could pay a fine.
Original Story: The Irish Sun