Conor McGregor on Reports of Beef with Irish Drug Cartel: “Come and Get Me” (Video)
Earlier this week it was reported that UFC superstar Conor McGregor had been involved in a fight at a Dublin pub in which he punched a man with ties to an infamous Irish drug cartel. Since then, Irish tabloids and social media have been running wild with speculation about possible extortion and threats against his life.
The incident in question took place on Sunday. McGregor is said to have accidentally struck the father of a high-ranking and “extremely dangerous” member of Ireland’s Kinahan organized crime syndicate. While the father is said to be “an innocent man,” some believe his son will want some kind of restitution. One report suggested that the Kinahan cartel is demanding €900,000 from McGregor as compensation.
There were also more extreme rumors circulating social media that McGregor had fled the country because threats had been made on his life. However, he put those rumors to rest when he made a court appearance in Dublin on Thursday to plead guilty to a speeding charge from earlier this year.
“It’s all bollocks,” McGregor told reporters outside the courthouse. “I thought I was in bleedin’ Lanzarote,” he continued, referring to the vacation destination off the coast of Africa.
At one point a reporter says, “Conor, any reaction to the threats on your life?” to which McGregor says “come and get me” as he speeds off in a Lamborghini.
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) November 30, 2017
Later, McGregor made light of the mafia rumors in a social media post comparing himself to notorious Irish mobster Martin “The General” Cahill.
Conor McGregor (@thenotoriousmma) referenced infamous Irish gangland figure, Martin “The General” Cahill, while leaving a Dublin courthouse on Thursday afternoon after pleading guilty to a speeding charge. McGregor told reporter, “Come and get me,” before driving away (credit: RTE News)
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Meanwhile, McGregor’s father, Tony McGregor, says the stories about his son’s life being in danger are total “nonsense.”
“It’s grown legs and it’s getting that ridiculous—it’s become funny,” the elder McGregor told The Irish Mirror. “We have nothing to fear here whatsoever. There’s no one after us for anything.”
Hat Tip – [MMA Fighting]