Nearly two months after TMZ released a video showing Conor McGregor punching a man in a bar for refusing whiskey, the former UFC two-division champion will have to answer for it.
McGregor was served a summons from Dublin, Ireland, police and is due in court next Friday to answer for the charges. He faces a maximum of six months in prison, a fine of several thousand dollars, or both.
The incident took place in April but the video wasn’t released until mid-August. In the silent footage from Dublin’s Marble Arch pub, McGregor begins doling out shots of his Proper Twelve whiskey to patrons. An older man refuses the shot twice and McGregor becomes agitated, eventually throwing a left handed punch at the man’s head. The man, said to be in his 50s, remained seated even after the punch and didn’t appear to be arguing with McGregor prior to the incident.
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In an August interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, McGregor said he was sorry for the incident and had no excuses for his actions, saying he would take responsibility for whatever happened next.
The 31-year-old doesn’t have a fight booked and his last UFC appearance was last October in a submission loss to Khabib McGregor.