McG charged with assault for sucker punching Grandpa

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  1. Hong Kong Phooey

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    Former two-division UFC champ Conor McGregor has been charged with assault for his apparent suckerpunch of an older man, according to a new report.

    The Irish Independent on Friday reported McGregor, 31, is due in Dublin District Court on Oct. 11 to answer on a single assault charge filed by police after he allegedly struck the man at the Marble Arch pub on April 6.

    A spokesperson for Garda Siochana, Ireland’s police service, confirmed the Oct. 11 court date for “a man in his 30s” in relation to “an assault incident that occurred at a public house.” Ireland’s privacy laws protect accuser and accused while cases are pending.

    Requests for comment to McGregor’s longtime management firm, Paradigm Sports, went unreturned.

    The assault charge carries a potential penalty of up to six months in prison and a fine of 1,500 Euros, or both.

    Video footage of the alleged assault surfaced four months after it took place in August, when TMZ obtained video that appears to show McGregor decking the older man after he demurs at an offer of his Proper Twelve whiskey. The UFC star is quickly shuttled out of the bar by men who appear to be his security entourage.

    Detectives took a statement from the alleged victim, who’s reportedly in his 50s, after a complaint was filed with police. McGregor was questioned by police in May, the Independent reported.

    TMZ initially reported that police had seen the video, but declined to file charges against McGregor. But according to the Independent, prosecutors reversed course and directed police to issue a summons for the former UFC champ; McGregor was recently served with a notice to appear in court.

    The former two-division UFC champ apologized for the incident shortly after the footage surfaced. He told ESPN he was in the wrong for his behavior. The incident spurred a major backlash from fans who said the Irish star had gone overboard. An Irish bar posted a video where they emptied bottles of Proper Twelve into the toilet.

    For McGregor, it was the latest misstep in a series of incidents that have landed him in trouble with the law. Earlier this year, he was charged with strongarm robbery after allegedly slapping the cell phone out of a fan’s hands; charges were later dropped when the fan declined to cooperate with prosecutors.

    In 2018, McGregor reached a plea agreement with New York prosecutors in connection with his infamous bus attack at UFC 223. He avoided jail and was fined and sentenced to community service.

    The alleged assault cage isn’t McGregor’s sole pending case. He currently is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that occurred this past December, according to the New York Times. UFC President Dana White has professed ignorance about the case while also claiming McGregor has denied involvement.
     
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    It's sad to see a rise and fall of an athlete. Hopefully he can still turn it around and redeem his image and his fighting career. When all is said and done, he has done some amazing things so far. Hopefully there is more to come.
     
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    I cant wait to see @Tom Terrific@Tom Terrific spin this and all the haters get butthurt when he is right
     
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    Story is just a huge nothing burger. Conor already took care of this financially with the gentleman.

    Honestly a waste of tax money and resources to even prosecute
     
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    He better not have raped a woman either and if so he needs locked under the prison for atleast 5 to 10 years and i'm being nice.
     
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    They didn't even post his rape article about Khabib either.
     
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    Absolutely. After rewatching the video it is pretty clear that he was trying to help the old man by hitting away a bee from the man's face. Conor really is a hero because if that man was allergic he could have died without Conor's quick helping hand.
     
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    He didn't
     
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    what is going to be his defense strategy? coke dick ?
     
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    up to 6 months and a 1500 irish peso fine is really a nothingburger. he wont get the 6 months if that is the max punishment. he gave the guy a weakass punch that did no damage and he has 1500 bucks in his couch cushions . he will at most get a criminal record and a fine
     
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    The rape accusation is weaker than Republicans' claims against Joe B
     
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    he is going to gitmo then
     
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    dana sure pimps a bunch of pieces of shit.
     
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    the harder dana pimps the bigger the piece of shit they are. dana wouldnt do shit for GSP
     
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    It worked for Lloyd Irvin.
     
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    the ol' Lloyd Irvin Defense is indeed a classic.
     
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