“I assure you nothing of this nature will happen again regarding me.”
UFC superstar has reportedly pled guilty today for assaulting an elderly man at a Dublin pub back in April.
According to TMZ Sports, McGregor was fined $1,116 but he also struck a private financial settlement with the victim, though it’s unknown just how much that cost him. McGregor told the court, “I assure you nothing of this nature will happen again regarding me.”
The man involved in the spoke with the Irish Daily Star in August to give his side of the story, explaining that he thinks McGregor swung on him at the Marble Arch Pub in Dublin, Ireland on April 6 because he turned down a shot of McGregor’s Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey.
“I am sitting on the bar stool just having a quiet pint with my friend then all of a sudden because I refuse his drink I get a punch,” the man ssaid … “You don’t need that in life.”
“He is a bit of a bully, a bully with money … I’m glad people saw the video. I don’t like him.”
“Look-it, I can take a punch,” he told the Irish Daily Star.
The former two-division champ, who is , took full responsibility for his actions during a recent interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
“There is no answer to what was done. I was completely in the wrong. There’s no need to even discuss what began it, what was going on outside, inside — any of that. I was completely in the wrong; it was unacceptable behavior, and I accept that.”
“I must get my head screwed on and just get back in the game and fight for redemption, retribution, respect — the things that made me the man I am. And that’s what I will do.”