We may never see the return of prime 2015 Conor McGregor ... best we can do apparently is 2019 McGregor, when the Irish sports star was embroiled in multiple assault cases (amongst other investigations).
In his latest violent outburst of the year, McGregor reportedly punched an Italian DJ and television personality named Francesco Facchinetti during a night out clubbing, just hours after having his third son baptized at The Vatican in Rome.
Facchinetti claims he and his wife had been partying and “having fun” with McGregor for two hours prior to the incident before things went sideways. McGregor invited him to another party, and then punched him in the face when he accepted, breaking his nose.
“At 2.30 this night I was attacked by Mr. McGregor,” Facchinetti said in an Instagram video (translated from Italian). “The very famous McGregor, who punched me in the mouth, broke my nose in front of ten witnesses, his friends and his bodyguards. He attacked me without motivation as we talked for more than two hours and we also had fun together. I could have shut up and not say anything to anyone, but since I’m here to tell it, I must say that that person is really violent and dangerous.”
Facchinetti says he plans to sue McGregor.
“I took a punch for nothing. That punch could go to anyone. My friends, my wife, or other friends. That’s why I decided to sue Conor McGregor because he is a violent and dangerous person,” Facchinetti told Il Massaggero.
Facchinetti’s wife Wilma also shared her account of what happened (via BloodyElbow).
“Then out of nowhere, he threw a punch in the face of Francesco. He was inviting us to another party. Francesco said, ‘Okay, let’s go’ and he hit him. Luckily, he [Francesco] was very close so he [McGregor] couldn’t load up on his punch. Francesco flew back, fell on the table, and then on the ground. The first thing that came to mind was ‘are we kidding? Is it a show?’ Then I was paralyzed. I turned around and saw that his friends were holding him against the wall because he wanted to continue beating Francesco. Then they took him away. I turned on the light and the guards turned them off. Francesco was bleeding. I wanted to help him and the guards chased us away.
“He will stay in Italy until October 26th,” she added. “If you see him stay away from him. Don’t go near him and ask for autographs because he is an unstable and dangerous person.”
McGregor’s last violent outburst (that we know of) came at the MTV Music Video Awards where he tried to attack Machine Gun Kelly on the red carpet, an incident so out of the blue and random we still have no idea why it really happened.
There are claims of McGregor in Kelly’s girlfriend Megan Fox’s DMs, there are claims McGregor thought Kelly was Jake Paul. Even some speculation that it was all just a stupid PR stunt gone wrong. But, if this latest report of McGregor cold cocking this Italian singer are true, it seems like he’s back on his 2019 bulls—t where he couldn’t seem to go more than a few weeks without some sort of brush with the law.