A MAN allegedly punched by Conor McGregor inside a Dublin pub has described the UFC star as a "bully with money".
According to the Irish Daily Star, the man, 50, also revealed he was in pain for a week after the clash at the Marble Arch boozer in Drimnagh on April 6.
Breaking his silence for the first time, he told the newspaper: "I can take a punch. It was sore for about a week. It wasn't killing me or anything.
"I don't like the man. I think he is getting a bad rep.
"He is a bit of a bully, a bully with money."
The Irish Sun previously revealed how the MMA brawler had a secret taxi meeting with the man minutes after apparently hitting him.
CCTV footage obtained by Gardai from outside the pub shows the 31-year-old and a minder getting out of a Land Rover and climbing into the rear of a taxi outside the pub.
The cab had been ordered by the man allegedly assaulted by McGregor, he was sitting in the front seat.
Leading up to the shocking incident, McGregor entered the pub, greeted punters before ordering a bottle of his own Proper Twelve Whiskey.
The footage, published by US site TMZ, shows how he gets glasses and places them in front of drinkers who were out for a pint.
But the man then puts the glass up on a ledge, indicating he was not interested in McGregor’s offer.
The former UFC champ takes offence and places the glass in front of him again.
But the customer does the same again and it appears words are exchanged.
Sources claim that McGregor walked down the pub where he engaged with others before making his way back up. It was then he landed the innocent man with a smack.
But the alleged victim sat on the bar stool unfazed before finishing his pint and going home in the taxi he had ordered.
MCGREGOR TO BE CHARGED
The fighter faces a minor assault charge after the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled there was enough evidence to charge him.
He is to be summoned to appear at Dublin District Court to answer the charge. If convicted, he will be required to pay a fine for the offence.
The DPP made the ruling after investigators from Sundrive Road Garda Station in Crumlin completed their probe after a complaint was made against the sports star.
The Irish Sun also revealed that McGregor is no longer welcome in the local boozer.
A source said: “Everyone was disgusted with his behaviour after the pub incident and they won’t let him back in.”
McGregor was dressed in the same clothes on the day of the alleged incident that he wore to an MMA event on the night beforehand.
He was with coach John Kavanagh at the Wimp 2 Warrior Dublin finale, where he was supporting his friend Gerry Vegas who was competing.
A Garda spokesman said:”We are investigating an incident at a pub in Drimnagh, Dublin, on April 6. No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”
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