The story is difficult to follow because the reports from Ireland are sketchy so far. What we do know: McGregor was at a bar in Ireland, the Black Forge Inn, on Sunday night. The bar is located in Crumlin, a suburb of Dublin, where McGregor grew up. Words were exchanged, something went down, and McGregor allegedly punched a man who was said to be in his 50s.
That man is allegedly the father of a top lieutenant in Ireland’s famous Kinahan crime cartel. The lieutenant is Graham “The Wig” Whelan, who according to one report, is “one of the country’s most feared gangsters who was a key player in a long-running feud which claimed 16 lives in the early 2000s.”
The story is real enough that UFC President Dana White has already chimed in: “Can’t be a good thing for Conor. But I’m sure it can be worked out, too. Jake LaMotta’s brother beat the (expletive) out of a wise guy, too, and they figured it out.”