UFC star Conor McGregor is to be charged over the alleged assault of a man in a pub.
Sensational CCTV emerged on TMZ yesterday of McGregor’s clash with the man at the Marble Arch boozer in Drimnagh, south Dublin, on April 6.
The video shows the fighter landing a blow on the drinker with his famous left jab, before he is ushered away by two of his minders.
The victim barely moves after the shock attack and appears to remain unflustered.
McGregor was unhappy when the older man told him “I don’t want your whiskey”, sources have told the Irish Sun.
The fighter faces a minor assault charge after the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled there was enough evidence to charge him.
He is to be summoned to appear at Dublin District Court to answer the charge. If convicted, he will be required to pay a fine for the offence.
The DPP made the ruling after investigators from Sundrive Road Garda Station in Crumlin completed their probe after a complaint was made against the sports star.
It’s understood that the alleged victim has accused McGregor of assaulting him when he turned down the offer of a drink.
The Irish Sun has learned the man had already ordered a taxi to go home.
McGregor, 31, entered the pub, greeted punters before ordering a bottle of his own Proper Twelve Whiskey.
The footage, published by US site TMZ, shows how he gets glasses and places them in front of drinkers who were out for a pint.
But the man then puts the glass up on a ledge, indicating he was not interested in McGregor’s offer.
The former UFC champ takes offence and places the glass in front of him again.
But the customer does the same again and it appears words are exchanged.
Sources claim that McGregor walked down the pub where he engaged with others before making his way back up. It was then he landed the innocent man with a smack.
But the alleged victim sat on the bar stool unfazed before finishing his pint and going home in the taxi he had ordered.
MCGREGOR TO BE CHARGED
The Irish Sun understands that McGregor was in the pub for less ten minutes. The man, who is from the area, claims he was struck on the side of the head.
The man has made a statement to Gardai and this was included in the file sent to the DPP.
Cops have also gathered CCTV footage as part of their file. McGregor is at the centre of a Section Two Assault probe. If charged, the case would be dealt with in the District Court.
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AUGUST 17, 2016: McGregor’s camp is embroiled in a clash ahead of UFC 202 against Nate Diaz’s team at a press conference in Las Vegas, with bottles, cans and cups of coffee thrown. He was later fined €135,000 by the Nevada’s State Athletic Commission.
NOVEMBER 10, 2017: The UFC star jumped into the cage to celebrate a victory achieved by fellow Irish fighter Charlie Ward. In the process, at Bellator 187 in the 3Arena, McGregor clashed with ref Marc Goddard and appeared to strike Bellator official Mike Johnson in the face. He later apologised.
NOVEMBER 30, 2017: McGregor arrived at Blanchardstown District Court in a flashy BMW i8 sports car before being fined €400 for speeding. He was clocked speeding 58kph over the limit on the N7 Naas Road in March of that year.
APRIL 5, 2018: McGregor grabbed a metal trolley and threw it, shattering the window of a bus carrying UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in New York. He was later sentenced to five days of community service and to attend anger management classes.
NOVEMBER 28, 2018: The MMA ace was disqualified from motoring for six months and fined €1,000 for speeding. He was clocked at 154kph in a 100kph zone. He told the court: “I apologise, that’s all I can say. I didn’t know I was going that fast.”
MARCH 11, 2019: CCTV footage emerged of McGregor stamping on the mobile phone of a fan in Miami. The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion was arrested and charged with strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief over the incident involving a 22-year-old man’s phone. The charges were later dropped after the civil suit was settled.
A source said: “The file was completed, sent to the DPP and after its examination the decision has been made to charge McGregor with the lowest form of assault.
“He will now have to appear in court to answer the charge.”
Our revelation comes after it emerged in May that McGregor had met with detectives over the allegation.
Along with his solicitor, he met with officers by appointment and has not been formally arrested over the matter.
The Irish Sun can also reveal that McGregor is no longer welcome in the local boozer.
A source said: “Everyone was disgusted with his behaviour after the pub incident and they won’t let him back in.”
McGregor was dressed in the same clothes on the day of the alleged incident that he wore to an MMA event on the night beforehand.
He was with coach John Kavanagh at the Wimp 2 Warrior Dublin finale, where he was supporting his friend Gerry Vegas who was competing.
A Garda spokesman said:”We are investigating an incident at a pub in Drimnagh, Dublin, on April 6. No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”
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Last year, McGregor was convicted of disorderly conduct after throwing a metal trolley at a bus carrying his UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In March, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion was charged with strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief after stamping on 22-year-old Ahmed Abdirzak’s phone in Miami, US.
These charges were later dropped.
Last November, he was disqualified from motoring for six months and fined for speeding after being clocked at 154kph in a 100kph zone.
Putting McGregor off the road for six months, Judge Desmond Zaidan landed a series of stinging blows and told him: “Speed kills.”
McGregor has yet to fight since his loss to Khabib at UFC 229 on October 6, 2018.
Meanwhile, McGregor — who famously tapped out to Khabib last year — treated his daughter to a magical christening party at the weekend.
Partner Dee and son Conor Junior were also snapped with little Croia for her big day at Luttrellstown near Dublin.
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Meanwhile McGregor recently splashed out over £1.8m on a plush mansion which used to belong to a son of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
The Paddocks near Straffan, Co Kildare was purchased by Albert Jr in 2015, according to the Property Price Register.
The Irish Sun attempted to contact both McGregor’s representatives and the Marble Arch pub for comment.