Conor McGregor Says he Deserves “Whatever Comes my Way”, After Striking Man in Pub
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor says he’s ready to face whatever repercussion he incurs, after striking an elderly man in a Dublin pub this past April.
Recently a video surfaced of McGregor punching a man, following a reported exchange of words over the fact he didn’t want to drink the star’s whiskey. The former UFC champ hadn’t commented publicly on the incident, but recently McGregor spoke with ESPN.
Here is some of what the star had to say about the highly publicized incident:
“I was in the wrong,” McGregor said. “That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without having it end the way it did. … I tried to make amends and I made amends back then. But it doesn’t matter. I was in the wrong. I must come here before you and take accountability and take responsibility. I owe it to the people that have been supporting me. I owe it to my mother, my father, my family. I owe it to the people who trained me in martial arts. That’s not who I am. That’s not the reason why I got into martial arts or studying combat sports. The reason I got into it was to defend against that type of scenario.”
“Whatever comes my way, I will face it,” McGregor said. “Whatever comes my way, I deserve it. I will face this head on. I will not hide from it. I was in the wrong. It was completely unacceptable behavior for a man in my position.”
Earlier this year, McGregor also made headlines after he smashed the phone of a man in Miami, who was attempting to take his photo. The 31-year-old fighter has been sidelined due to a broken hand he incurred while training, but McGregor reported that he could fight before the year ends.