If the reports are true, a recent bar fight could have put Conor McGregor in serious danger from the powerful and feared Irish Kinahan Cartel.
For Conor McGregor, fighting basically saved his life. Before the UFC called him in 2013 McGregor was living on the dole and now he is the most famous fighter in the world, he recently scored a huge payday with his fight against Floyd Mayweather and when he does have his next UFC fight, he will score a payday bigger than any other MMA fighter in history. But what giveth can also taketh away.
It has been reported by the Irish Independent that this past Sunday night in a bar in Dublin, McGregor was involved in a fight, In the fight, McGregor attempted to punch a young man, but in the melee he ended up landed the brunt of his attack on an older man who stepped in between them.
What makes this a big deal for The Notorious One is the fact that that "older man" is reportedly, according to The Irish Sun, the father of one of the senior members of The Kinahan Cartel. The Sun quotes a source who calls the man's son, "an extremely dangerous individual who’s very well connected and respected by the top level of the Kinahan group... He’s not known to ever let someone away with stepping out of line, so punching his dad will be treated very seriously, whoever you are."
At this time, The Sun is reporting that there is currently no hit out on McGregor and as a security source told them, "As of now there’s no official threat on his life that gardai (the state police force of the Irish Republic) are aware of."
However, there are rumors that the cartel is demanding a ransom of 900,000 Euros from McGregor for the incident.
Dana White addressed the reports during a luncheon on Tuesday. According to Complex, White said that he doesn't think the reports are true regarding McGregor and the mob, but he also didn't rule them out either, saying:
"Can’t be a good thing for Conor. But I’m sure it can be worked out, too. Jake LaMotta’s brother beat the sh*t out of a wise guy, too, and they figured it out."