Report: Conor McGregor randomly attacks Italian DJ in Rome

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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.


Crash and burn

Is him and Jones competing for the worst fight outside the octagon award we know aljio got best actor this year it’s a lock

Homeboy is unraveling like a poorly knitted sweater ffs lol.

Just hold this thread as he limps away.

Watch him unravel, he’ll soon be naked. Lying on the floor, he is a bum.

Underrated Weezer reference right here!

10 recs and counting….

Mcgregor will come back though, he’s undone

She's lump lmao

I was not expecting an Opposite Sides of the Same Fence reference here in the comments section of McGregor assaulting someone

but here we are.

Sounds suspect though

The way the guy and his wife described it was kind of off.
If McGregor did this for no reason that is scummy.
But I guarantee mcG was provoked.
I wish him and LEE MURRAY could have a jail fight. At San Quentin. With METALLICA playing st anger in background.

you guarantee he was provoked...

What provocation did bar guy give him? Turned down his whisky? What, did the guy not accept the part invitation quick enough.

You guarantee fuck all

Italian dj is guaranteed to be annoying:)

He’d still have a good rep or even better one

If this was all a did LOL

They have some common denominators

They won’t marry their fiancé’s but have kids with them, they love booze, they apologize but never mean it, and have called Cormier names.

This is fucking ridiculous if true. The bloke needs some time out in jail.

Strange phrasing "out in"

That’s new to me

A time out

In jail

To think about his tantrums

Professional fighter assaulting civilians, someone’s going to sue the knickers off him

Cocaine is a hell of a drug

Reminds me of the Chappelle show episode of when Rick James used to punch Charlie Murphy R.I.P. In the face when he was high


He slapped Charlie Murphy.

"What did the five fingers say to the face? Slap!"

if he didnt punch him

How’d ‘unity’ end up in darkness’ forehead?

You're absolutely right. He totally does both.

Had to go back and rewatch all the Rick James bits.


I wouldn’t blame coke on it

I’ve done a lot of coke. Lot meaning start sniffing at 10:30pm and 12am the next day we are driving around the neighbourhood looking for a dealer because we had bought and consumed any coke available from anyone we knew during the night.

I’ve never punched anyone while on it, or did anything wrong for that matter. I think I also never seen anyone who hanged with us do anything bad.

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