McGregor was in Rome for his son’s christening but has now been accused of assaulting Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti
Conor McGregor has been accused of assaulting a DJ and leaving him with a broken nose during a party in Rome.
The UFC star has spent the last week in the Italian capital where his five-month-old son Rian was christened on Friday.
But musician Francesco Facchinetti has alleged he was punched by the Irishman as they partied in the early hours of Sunday morning at the five-star St Regis Hotel.
The father-of-three claims he was the victim of an unprovoked attack which sent him crashing into a table and also left him with a split lip. Mr. Facchinetti called the police and said he intends to sue McGregor.
“The very famous McGregor, who punched me in the mouth, broke my nose in front of ten witnesses, his friends and his bodyguards,” he said. “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 said anything to anyone, but since I’m here to tell it, I must say that that person is really violent and dangerous.”
The Daily Mirror has contacted McGregor’s representative for comment.
McGregor, who is recovering from the broken leg he suffered against Dustin Poirier, flew to Rome last week where he intends to collect his £2.6million Lamborghini super-yacht.
He was joined in Italy by his family, including his mum, dad and sister Erin, as they celebrated his second son’s baptism.
He also met Roma manager Jose Mourinho last week and has been followed by throngs of fans as he toured the city.
But McGregor now faces a police investigation following the alleged incident.
“The thing that saddens me the most, besides being one of Conor’s fans of the first hour, is that real fighters don’t behave like that,” his alleged victim continued.
“They know they have guns instead of hands and they certainly don’t punch the first random one in front of them. He could throw it at my wife, any of my friends in that room.
“Luckily, there were his friends who stopped him because he would have gone on to beat me for no reason.
“I trust in the authorities and in the Italian law. We welcomed him as a hero and instead he’s just a bully of the worst kind … what a disappointment. He will also have 50 million followers, money and power, but I don’t care, I’ll go straight to the end.”
Mr. Facchinetti’s wife Wilma Helena Faissol also commented on the incident, writing on social media: “Out of nowhere, he threw a punch in the face of Francesco.
“He was inviting us to another party. Francesco said, ‘Okay, let’s go’ and he hit him. 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 paralysed. 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.”
McGregor has repeatedly found himself on the wrong side of the law having been fined for punching an elderly man in a Dublin pub in 2019.
A year earlier he pleaded guilty to assault in New York after he attacked a bus transporting UFC fighters including Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor avoided jail after agreeing a plea deal which saw him ordered to complete community service and attend anger management classes.
He was also involved in an altercation with rapper Machine Gun Kelly during an awards ceremony in New York last month.