Conor McGregor laughs off rumored troubles with the Irish mob: 'Come and get me'

Conor McGregor laughs off rumored troubles with the Irish mob: 'Come and get me'

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Earlier this week, more reports began to circulate that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor had gotten himself into some hot water with the Irish mob.

McGregor is rumored to have had an altercation with members of the notorious Irish crime family, the Kinahan cartel. According to reports, he allegedly struck a senior member’s father on Sunday night at a Dublin pub.

Karim Zidan of BloodyElbow.com has more:

Despite some claiming the mob is turning against itself, reports have since emerged that the assaulted gangsters demanded a €900,000 ($1.4 million) ‘ransom’ from the “famous Irish sports star” involved in the incident at the Crumlin pub. While the reports remain unconfirmed, it is difficult to assess the degree of danger that McGregor now finds himself in.

According to MMA Fighting's Peter Carroll, McGregor made light of the worrying reports Thursday while paying a speeding ticket at a Dublin courthouse.

After exiting the courthouse, McGregor took a shot at social media speculation that he had fled to Lanzarote due to trouble he has allegedly encountered with an Irish criminal faction.
“It’s all bollocks,” McGregor said as he left the courthouse and approached waiting photographers. “I thought I was in bleedin’ Lanzarote?”
“Conor, any reaction to the threats on your life?” a media member asked as he closed the door on his car.

“Come and get me,” McGregor replied, as he left the premises.

Respect to Martin they hassled the bollox out of him as well hahah

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Not a great look for the UFC and its biggest star. UFC president Dana White, who has his own history of being harassed by organize crime, admitted earlier this week that he's not sure McGregor will ever fight again. 

That happens when you get a taste of making over $150 million a night.


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