Yesterday rumors started swirling on social media that UFC champion Conor McGregor was in a bar fight in Dublin.
Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, but it seems that it is looking like the rumors might be true. Things have gotten more interesting because one of the men that McGregor is rumored of punching is apparently a close associate of a senior Kinahan cartel henchman, Graham ‘The Wig’ Whelan. This is according to the Irish new outlet The Independent.
The news outlet would not name McGregor as the person that was involved in the fight, but instead referred to him as an Irish celebrity, and later expanded that it was a sports star. According to their information the celebrity (McGregor) attempted to assault a young man when the person associated to Whelan attempted to intervene and was punched twice.
Here is part of the report by the Independent.
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.
The Kinahan Cartel is known for running drugs and guns through Europe, and taking care of their business by any means necessary. The more that comes to light regarding these rumors, the more you really hope they are not true. Although McGregor might have just confirmed things himself.
On his official Instagram account McGregor posted a short video of him covering his face with a hoodie and the caption of the post reading “The Celebrity”. You can see and image of the post below.
The gardaí (Irish police) are aware of the situation, but nothing has been filed with them. It seems that if these rumors are true everyone involved is keeping pretty tight lipped.
Let’s home this situation doesn’t get ugly for McGregor it if turns out to be true.