Conor McGregor’s Saturday in Rome was not short of adventures on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Hours after his son’s christening at the Vatican in the morning, McGregor allegedly punched an Italian DJ in the face and broke his nose at a late night party.
Francesco Facchinetti claims the attack was unprovoked and that he and his wife had partied with McGregor and his fiancee before the UFC star unleashed a punch in front of 10 witnesses at the St. Regis.
“He attacked me without motivation as we were talking for over two hours and having fun together as well,” Facchinetti later told his million Instagram followers, according to a translation via MMA Mania. “I could have shut up and said nothing to anyone, but since I’m here to say it, I have to say that this person is really violent and dangerous. “
Facchinetti said he plans to sue McGregor.
According to Facchinetti’s wife, Wilma, who also posted on Instagram about the incident, McGregor had just invited them to another party when he hit Facchinetti.
“Fortunately, he [Francesco] was very close so he [McGregor] couldn’t handle his punch, ”she said. “Francesco flew back, fell on the table, then on the floor. The first thing that came to my mind was “Are we kidding?” Is it a show? ‘ Then I was paralyzed. I turned around and saw that his friends were holding him against the wall because he wanted to keep beating Francesco. Then they took him away. I turned on the light and the guards turned them off. Francesco was bleeding. I wanted to help him and the guards chased us away.
This is hardly McGregor’s first physical confrontation outside of the Octagon. He recently had an argument with Machine Gun Kelly at the VMAs, after which his reps told Page Six, “Conor only fights fighters. “
In 2019, McGregor was charged with assault after punching a man in a Dublin bar. The year before, he had thrown a cart out the window of an MMA fighter bus at the Barclays Center.