The “Notorious” Conor McGregor used to be known for his quick knockouts and memorable trash talk. However, over the last two years, incidents have forced McGregor into the negative spotlight.
Since 2018, McGregor has been involved with legal issues revolving around the way he has treated others.
On March 29th of that year, McGregor and others attacked two buses that had fighters in it for UFC 223. Those injured included Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa, who both got their respective fights cancelled as a result. McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. McGregor pleaded no contest and was ordered to perform five days of community service, as well as attend anger management classes.
On October 6th, following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, a riot occurred that resulted in Nurmagomedov attacking McGregor’s friend Dillon Danis. Abubakar Nurmagomedov and McGregor also got into a scuffle. The NSAC gave McGregor a six-month suspension and a $50,000 fine.
On March 11th, 2019, McGregor was arrested once again for taking someone’s phone and then smashing it. On May 13th, criminal charges made against McGregor had been dismissed after they found some inconsistencies in the testimony made by the victim.
A video from April 6th, 2019 has appeared on social media where McGregor is seen giving shots of whiskey to people at an Irish bar. However, an elderly man looks to deny it. Instead of McGregor walking away, he punches the man in the head. Nothing has been announced of the man suing McGregor as of yet.
The UFC doesn’t revolve around Conor McGregor, as the business should revolve around all the fighter. In fact, Dana White has cut fighters for more mild incidents.
McGregor hasn’t fought since his loss to Nurmagomedov. According to the latest reports, White is waiting to see the results of Nate Diaz vs Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier vs Khabib Nurmagomedov before any fight involving McGregor is announced.
McGregor made history by becoming the first double champion in UFC history, but now is putting the MMA world on blast with his lack of discipline.
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