Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti has claimed that UFC star Conor McGregor attacked him with any provocation, leaving him with a broken nose.
Conor was in Italy and had his son baptized at Vatican on Saturday Morning. A few hours later, he has allegedly punched Facchinetti in the face and broke his nose at a party.
Facchinetti has claimed that he and his wife had been partying with McGregor and his fiancée before the Notorious One unleashed a punch in front of 10 witnesses at the St. Regis hotel. As per the translation from MMA Mania,
“He attacked me without motivation as we talked for more than two hours and we also had fun together. I could have shut up and not say anything to anyone, but since I’m here to tell it, I must say that that person is really violent and dangerous.”
Facchinetti’s wife Wilma also posted to Instagram that McGregor had just invited them to another party just before he hit Facchinetti. Wilma has posted,
“Luckily, he [Francesco] was very close so he [McGregor] couldn’t load up on his punch. Francesco flew back, fell on the table, and then on the ground. The first thing that came to 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 continue 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 the second such incident in a month involving McGregor after an encounter with Machine Gun Kelly at VMAs. Famous for his trash talk, McGregor was also charged with an assault for punching a man in Dublin in 2019.
McGregor also tried to attack Khabib Nurmagomedov as he threw a mechanical dolly at his bus in April 2018 before UFC 223. He was also arrested once in 2019 with strong-armed robbery charges and in 2020 under suspicion of sexual assault.
Keep tuned in for latest updates around McGregor’s latest incident.