Conor McGregor Charged With Assault For Hitting Man In Pub
Turns out that Conor McGregor will not be getting off completely scott free for his recent antics. He will be being charged with assault, for hitting a man inside a Dublin pub.
Earlier this year, Conor McGregor was involved in an incident inside of a pub, in Dublin, Ireland. It was here that he was offering to buy rounds of his Proper 12 whiskey for all the patrons. However, when a man refused the drink, McGregor assaulted him, hitting him with a left hand.
While the incident happened in April, the news really began picking up speed in August. This is due to the fact that surveillance video of the incident was released. In the footage, you can clearly see McGregor sock the man, which he took like it was nothing.
Despite the delay in the story, it has now been announced that Conor McGregor will be facing charges for the incident. According to a report from Independent.ie, McGregor is being charged with assault under Section Two of the Non-Fatal Offenses Against the Person Act. Subsequently, he could be looking at a serious fine, and a maximum six month jail sentence.
Since the incident, McGregor spoke out, admitting to being in the wrong. However, this does not take away from the fact that this is one of many incidents. Since his last win in 2016, he has been involved in more legal problems than UFC fights. Nevertheless, this time he is having charges levied against him.
While it is likely that any sort of fine would not dent his pockets, this could delay the UFC return of Conor McGregor even more. Although, Jon Jones was able to fight with a warrant out for his arrest, so who knows?