It probably goes without saying that UFC megastar Conor McGregor is a bit of a dick and usually I wouldn’t bat an eyelid at his various “dickish” antics, but the Irish fighter has crossed a line in spectacular fashion.
Not only did McGregor, 29 and acting 12, fly his gang of gypsies in his private plane to the UFC 223 Media Day at the Barclays Centre in New York and attack the UFC bus that housed many of the company’s top stars, but McGregor successfully injured co-worker Michael Chiesa, causing a hospitalisation and forcing Chiesa to pull out of an upcoming fight for medical reasons.
McGregor, who was targeting rival Khabib Nurmagomedov with his assault, injured one of the few UFC fighters that he has never had a public altercation with. Great going, Con.
It goes without saying that McGregor was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief, and subsequently released on $50,000 bail. Small change for the man that made $100,000,000 million off of a recent boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. What probably hurts the controversial spitfire the most, however, is UFC boss Dana White stripped him of his coveted Lightweight Championship shortly after.
Apparently several lawsuits are brewing against McGregor with many on the bus citing damages of lost income; Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa were both pulled from UFC 223 due to glass-related injuries sustained from McGregor’s actions, and others on the bus such as Rose Namajunas were reportedly “traumatised” by the incident.
Since McGregor has failed to apologise for his part in the melee and is rumoured to be using the situation to drum up interest in a fight with Khabib, we have to punish Conor in the one way we know how — Conor McGregor, you are our dick of the day.