If the rumours flowing out of Ireland today are anything to go by, well known UFC lightweight star Conor McGregor may be in a spot of bother with the Irish Kinahan cartel after having punched a senior associate in a south Dublin pub.
It is alleged that a man aged in his fifties who is very well connected to a convicted drug dealer, thirty-five-year-old Graham “The Wig” Whelan, was punched. Whelan is believed to have amassed made a fortune by allegedly running guns and drugs throughout England and Ireland.
Gardai (the Irish police service) were notified of the occurrence but have yet to have a complaint made against the offender. It is believed that McGregor also tried to punch another man at the pub, which was when Whelan’s associate stepped in and was punched in the face twice by the mixed martial artist. McGregor is thought to have punched another man in the head during the brawl.
McGregor was then removed from the pub and quickly driven away. Gardai have not begun investigating the incident as no complaint has been lodged at this time.
“There is no report on this matter and no complaint from any injured parties, patrons of the pub or the pub itself and no statements were taken,” a source within Gardai said.
The incident at the pub in south Dublin is believed to be related to another instance of assault McGregor committed earlier in November, possibly being his storming of the cage at the Bellator 187 event where McGregor pushed a referee and also slapped an official.
Screenshots of McGregor allegedly in the pub have made the rounds on Irish social media, with some messengers alleging that McGregor must pay Graham “The Wig” Whelan a sum of nine hundred thousand euros or face being shot by the gangster.
An anonymous tip has allowed CraziestSportsFights.com a unique insight into what may have happened via an exclusive audio clip from a witness, however, the testimony is unsubstantiated at this point in time.
Listen to it on the player or read the transcript below:
“The first girl, Meghan Whelan, so her brother is Graham Whelan out of Crumlin. Also known as ‘The Wig’. He’s major, so that’s not going to end well for him [McGregor]. He went into the pub and he was trying to get at Ryan Burne [another Whelan associate]. Ryan Burne is who he gave the digs [punches] at.
“So Meghan Whelan’s dad was in the way, and he ended up getting a boxing to the head as well and he was smashing Ryan Burne up. Ryan Burne’s only a little skinny c*nt from Crumlin, but he hangs out with Pat and Paulo Timmins.
“Now a couple of weeks ago, he [McGregor] smashed the two of them up because the Timmins’ sent people up to Andy Murray’s house. Now Andy Murray is also another heavy [involved in organised crime] but I don’t know why Conor’s even getting involved in any of it, to be honest.
“They send people up to Andy’s house, and there was a bit of trouble up at Andy’s house so I’d say he’s only gone up there to say… “What’re you doing sending people up to my mate’s house?” and smashed them up. But yeah, your man Ryan hangs around with them fellas, so I think he was just guilty by association, and that’s why he got the digs [punches].
“But the fact is that Whelan’s awfully big in the hits [assassinations]. It’s all going to kick off, so buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
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