Conor McGregor continues to generate controversy wherever he goes.
It seems like almost every week there’s a new incident we have to cover. Last night on ESPN’s The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 31, Team McGregor finally earned a win after Rico DiSciullo knocked out Hunter Azure with some nasty ground-and-pound (watch highlights here).
But, that’s likely to be overshadowed by another seedy incident involving “The Notorious” at a Liverpool pub.
Right now, there’s a lot of rumor and speculation swirling about the incident, but here’s what we know: McGregor was in Liverpool with his family for the wake of his aunt, Pamela McGregor. On Tuesday night, he ended up at a pub called “The Saddle in Wirral,” where a wild brawl broke out. There’s footage of a big fight happening inside the pub, but it’s unclear who’s actually involved:
Supposedly the row inside the pub in Birkenhead with mcgregor pic.twitter.com/8zzhmVr9f7— aney stokes (@VideosIrish) July 18, 2023
Footage filmed by onlookers outside captured the Irish sports star leaving the scene in a hurry with security in tow:
Rumours flying around that conor mcgregor just broke someone up in the saddle pub in Birkenhead pic.twitter.com/j1g4z4Uh2D— aney stokes (@VideosIrish) July 18, 2023
Police showed up to investigate an “altercation” and a statement was issued.
“We were called to The Saddle pub in Prenton, Wirral, at 7:50pm last night, Tuesday, July 18, to reports of an altercation,” the statement to Mirror Fighting read. “Officers attended the pub and spoke to a number of people. Further enquiries are being carried out to establish what has taken place but at this stage no complaints have been made and nobody has been arrested.”
In a since-deleted Twitter voice note, McGregor referenced whatever happened by saying, “Murder, murder, everybody out. Scousers on the golly! Birkenhead is McGregor’s!”
As you’d expect with McGregor’s involvement, there’s a crazy rumor mill churning out salacious stories on what may (or may not) have happened. But, let’s be clear: there’s no solid evidence at this point McGregor was even involved in the fracas that broke out. We’ll leave the unconfirmed details alone until a clearer picture starts to emerge in the coming days and weeks.
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