Conor McGregor says he was in the wrong over pub incident

US website published video of McGregor striking man in Drimnagh pub

Conor McGregor: “I have been continually making steps to do better and be better.”

Conor McGregor: “I have been continually making steps to do better and be better.”

 

Conor McGregor has said he was in the wrong after a video emerged which showed the MMA fighter striking a man in a pub in Drimnagh.

The incident occurred on April 6th in the Marble Arch Bar when a group of men were present. Footage of the altercation was published on the US website TMZ earlier this month.

In an interview with ESPN, McGregor admitted he was “in the wrong”.

“In reality, it doesn’t matter what happened there. I was in the wrong. That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without having it to end the way it did.

“And although it was five months ago, I tried to make amends, and I made amends back then. But that does not even matter. I was in the wrong.

“I must come here before you and take accountability and take responsibility. I owe it to the people that have been supporting me. I owe it to my mother, my father, my family. I owe it to the people who trained me in martial arts.

“That’s not who I am. That’s not the reason why I got into martial arts or studying combat sports. The reason I got into it was to defend against that type of scenario. I have been continually making steps to do better and be better.

“I’m just here to own up to that and move on and carry on and face what’s coming with it.”