Conor McGregor has been the subject of controversy quite a lot of times, both inside and outside of his time competing in the UFC. The Irishman’s conflicts included being targeted by an Irish cartel, who placed a price on his head once.
Conor got into a significant altercation in a bar in Ireland a few years ago while he was still the UFC lightweight champion. Apparently, it seemed like a casual bar fight but in fact, The Notorious got involved in serious trouble with the Kinahan cartel.
Conor McGregor’s feud with Irish cartel
Mystic Mac was having fun on Sunday, November 26, 2017, in the Black Forge Inn in Crumlin, an Irish pub. A day later someone by the name of Williams gave Newstalk Breakfast specifics about what happened the previous night involving McGregor.
“I have to say about this. I’m wearing my old, veteran crime reporter hat. Conor McGregor is in a very dangerous place at the moment. He has come into conflict through probably no fault of his own, with a group of very, very dangerous people who are tied up with the Kinahans.” Williams said.
The Notorious was reportedly in the bar to unwind, but at one point, the Irishman struck a middle-aged man. Later, it became obvious that the middle-aged man wasn’t a total stranger but rather a relative of a senior member of the infamous Irish drug cartel Kinahan.
How did it resolve?
The specifics of how McGregor resolved his feud with the Irish mafia remain a secret. Although the Kinahan cartel allegedly sought €900,000 from the UFC superstar to escape the risk of being murdered.
Aside from cutting off ties and avoiding contact after that night, McGregor is said to have taken other measures to isolate himself from the cartel. Later, Conor’s father emphasized that nothing had occurred subsequently and that all of the news reports were simply exaggerations of the actual events.
“It’s an absolute nonsense story. It’s grown legs and it’s getting that ridiculous. 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 said in an interview with the Irish Mirror.
The Kinahan cartel is a notable criminal gang with headquarters in Ireland that engages in extortion, money laundering, and drug trafficking among other illegal acts. To break up the cartel and prosecute its members, the Irish government and authorities in other nations have been working for a long time now.