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Shocking footage has emerged of Conor McGregor appearing to punch an elderly man in an Irish bar.
The alleged incident took place at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin on April 6 and came after a dispute over whiskey, according to widespread reports.
McGregor walked in and lined up drinks for bar patrons in footage obtained by TMZ.
But the problem started when the man apparently refused his offer. The 31-year-old took offence to the rejection and seemed to react by throwing a punch at the bloke's head.
You can quite clearly see the shocked reactions of those around McGregor, including the barmaid who immediately puts her hands to her face.
The incident was allegedly reported to the police, however there are no reports that McGregor has been charged for the offence. Perhaps the man who got punched was just happy to come away with a story about the time he took a blow from a former UFC champion and didn't even flinch.
McGregor, meanwhile, hasn't fought in the UFC since his devastating submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October.
From Conor McGregor to Dana White! No one is immune from a Stockton Slap! #UFC241 pic.twitter.com/l7v7bJmqi7
- UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) August 14, 2019
But the ex-'champ-champ' has hinted at a return to the famed Octagon with his teammate claiming a fight by the end of the year "is realistic".
"[A fight by the end of the year] is realistic," said Peter Queally, who trains with McGregor at Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in Dublin.
"He's been struggling a little bit with a hand injury, which has been well documented in the media, so it's hard to tell, but it's definitely realistic that he will fight by the end of the year.
"If he wants to fight by the end of the year, he will fight by the end of the year," the Bellator fighter added.
A source tells me that Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo 2 is being rumored for #UFC244 at MSG.
UFC was looking to resign Aldo. Conor was the bait that reeled him in. Not to mention, Conor has to get back into the good graces of the NYSAC. Has some making up to do.
- #Dizzology:flag_us: (@TalkMMA) July 28, 2019
Reports also suggest a blockbuster rematch between McGregor and Jose Aldo is in the works for UFC 244 in New York.
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