The elderly man who Conor McGregor allegedly punched in a Dublin pub, back in April (incident pictured), provoked the ex-UFC champion by refusing to drink a shot of his brand of whisky.
The elderly man Conor McGregor allegedly punched provoked the ex-UFCchampion, an insider has said.
CCTV footage from the incident, back on April 6, shows the fighter punching a man at the bar of Marble Arch pub in Dublin, Ireland after he refused to taste his own-brand whisky.
A source told the Irish Mirror: 'The fella McGregor offered a drink to said, "I don't want to drink that s***, I don't want your drink" and McGregor wasn't happy.
'And sure that was the end of it – then he swung for him,' they added.
Conor McGregor punched an elderly man (behind the man lean on the bar) in the face after he had refused to try his whiskey at the Marble Arch pub in Dublin (moment pictured)
The shocking footage begins with the ex-UFC champion greeting pub goers, while the man can be seen at the bar drinking.
McGregor, holding a bottle of Proper No. Twelve - his own whisky label, serves out glasses in front of a few punters, including the man.
The man places the glass away on the ledge in front of him, McGregor stares at the man before he forcefully returns the glass in front of him.
Moments later the ex-UFC champion appears to cheer with his hand up in the air, the man can be seen saying something before turn away.
At that moment - the fighter launches in to punch the man before his entourage dramatically pull him away.
McGregor will now face a minor assault charge after police completed an investigation into the altercation at the Dublin pub.
Speaking to MailOnline, the Gardai said: 'Gardaí are investigating an assault incident that occurred at a public house in Drrimnagh, Dublin 12, on 6/4/19 at approximately 2:30pm.
'Investigations ongoing in relation to this incident and no arrests have been made to date.'
It's thought that the man reported McGregor to the police after the incident and, if convicted, the UFC star will be required to pay a fine for the offence.
McGregor will now face a minor assault charge after police completed an investigation into the altercation back in April
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