WATCH: Tony McGregor’s Breaks Silence On Reports That Conor’s Life Is In Danger
According to Irish crime reporter Paul Williams, Conor McGregor’s life could be in danger following a brawl in the Black Forge Inn in south Dublin over the weekend involving McGregor and a number of men connected to the Kinahan gang.
Irish social media was abuzz earlier this week that McGregor had allegedly gotten into a brawl with a number of men in the Black Forge Inn, including a man aged in his 50’s who was connected to convicted drug baron Graham “The Wig” Whelan.
Williams, a veteran journalist in the Irish media commented on the rumours while appearing on the radio show Newstalk Breakfast, which he co-hosts.
“I just want to make a comment about this,” said Williams. “This is really serious, and I’m wearing my old veteran crime reporter hat here. Conor McGregor is potentially in very, very serious danger – I’ve heard that from my sources, and just looking at the lay of the land currently.”
“I think it’s incredibly unprecedented.”
“He has ended up crossing swords, accidentally or whatever, with some very heavy people. Or some people who are related to some very, very heavy people that could pose a serious threat to his safety and maybe even his life – and I don’t say that lightly,” Williams continued, before noting that the man in his 50’s who had been punched had never been directly involved in any crimes.
“And I think it’s unprecedented that an international sporting icon could be found to be dragged down by organized crime in this country.
“And these people, you have to remember – as I keep saying – they don’t care, they don’t have parameters, they don’t have boundaries, they don’t discriminate between whether you’re an international sporting icon or just a man on the street. They shoot you, they injure you, they do whatever they want to do.
“I think it’s extraordinary. And I think in the next 24-48 hours, I believe that An Garda Síochána will be approaching Conor McGregor and saying to him, ‘By the way, we just want to officially inform you that potentially your safety is at risk.’
“I think it’s an extraordinary state of affairs. And watch this space.”
Acording to Conor McGregor’s Dad Tony McGregor, that’s all bollocks.
Speaking to the Irish Mirror yesterday, said: “That’s all nonsense, that is. Absolute nonsense. It’s an absolute nonsense story.
“It’s grown legs and it’s getting that ridiculous – it’s become funny. We have nothing to fear here whatsoever. There’s no one after us for anything.
“We’re a law-abiding family and we’ve stayed a law-abiding family.”
Tony McGregor reportedly answered the front door of his house in a quiet estate in Lucan, West Dublin, yesterday wearing aviator-style sunglasses, a jacket and scarf.
Tony’s presence in Lucan seems to put an end to one of the conspiracy theories doing the rounds at the moment that he has flown to Dubia to try to negotiate a deal with Kinahan gang boss Christy ‘Dapper Don’ Kinahan.
He added: “As a matter of fact, right now I’m going out to buy my TV licence. I’d view 95% of that story as nonsense and the other 5% is overly exaggerated. And that’s it.”
More to come.