UFC fighter Conor McGregor is to be charged with assault after he allegedly punched an elderly man at an pub in April, Irish authorities have confirmed.
The news comes after TMZ posted surveillance video showing McGregor appearing to throw a left jab at a man at the Marble Arch Pub in Drimnagh, Dublin, on April 6.
The video shows the controversial UFC fighter being restrained by his aides and led away after the alleged attack.
Details of what provoked the incident are unclear, but according to sources that spoke with the Irish Sun, McGregor became upset after the man rejected his offer of whiskey.
McGregor to be charged over alleged assault
According to the Irish Sun, the alleged victim filed a complaint, accusing McGregor of assaulting him after he turned down an offer of whiskey. The Irish Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) decided, following an investigation, that McGregor will face a “minor assault charge.”
The alleged victim was ready to leave the pub when McGregor entered and ordered a bottle of his Proper Twelve Whiskey. But the older man was apparently not a fan of McGregor’s whiskey brand and rejected the offer by moving the empty glass placed in front of him.