Irish Pub Blacklist Conor McGregor and Pour His Whiskey Down Toilet

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Conor McGregor is not one to shy away from controversy. The Irish mixed martial artist often seems to be as aggressive out of the ring as he is in it. In fact, over the years, he’s almost become more famous for his non-professional fighting as he has for his athletic accomplishments, including winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2014.

But Mcgregor’s latest scuffle seems to have a different flavor. In a video captured by TMZ, the boxer is seen violently lashing out. And his opponent seems pretty unfairly matched to the fighting champion. Want to see for yourself? Scroll on.

After seeing the vid, pubs are pushing back against McGregor, refusing the endorse his whiskey and making some very public displays against the star.

His career began in mixed martial arts at the age of twenty. By 2012, McGregor had won both the Featherweight and Lightweight Cage Warrior championships.

McGregor vacated both of these titles in 2012 to sign with the UFC. He was equally successful in this sport, achieving the fastest ever knockout in history when he finished Jose Aldo in just thirteen seconds in 2015.

In 2016, he defeated Eddie Alvarez in the Lightweight UFC division, making McGregor the first-ever holder of both the featherweight and lightweight titles simultaneously.

His professional boxing career began in 2017. In his debut match, he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather – although it was the second most-watched boxing event in history, so that’s a win of sorts.

He’s currently the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA history, having headlined five out of the six biggest selling events. And his son is ridiculously cute. And, on top of that, he appears to be a canny businessman.

From the beginning of his sporting career, he’s been keen on bagging endorsement deals, including sponsorships with Beats by Dre, Monster Energy Drinks, Bud Light, and Reebok – to the tune of around $7 million.

Just before his incredibly well-known fight with Mayweather, he launched his clothing line, August McGregor – a range of modern men’s suits, designed with millennials in mind.

Because in Septemeber 2018, he set his sights on another market – the drinks industry. He launched Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey in both his native Ireland and in the United States.

Some Irish supermarkets reportedly had to put a two-bottle limit on shoppers in order to prevent the whiskey from being constantly sold out.

Over the years, McGregor has faced numerous brushes with the law. This includes an arrest for robbery in Miami earlier this year, during which he destroyed a cellphone and attempted to attack a literal bus.

Because his latest act of violence has got the whole internet rolling their eyes. Not cool, Conor.

The story takes place at The Marble Arch pub in Dublin, Ireland, on August 6th, where the whole thing was captured on CCTV.

And it seemed as though McGregor was in the mood for a party – or, if not, at least a fight.

The vid shows him walking to the bar with a bottle of Proper Whiskey, keen to share his creation with his fellow punters.

But one man wasn’t in the mood for whiskey, and politely declined McGregor’s offer. McGregor accepted the man’s preferences and calmly walked away. Oh, no wait – no he didn’t.

Taking the refusal of his whiskey as some sort of personal slight, McGregor did what he does best – he bashed the man straight in the face.

The elderly victim of McGregor’s left hook seemed … fine? In fact, he didn’t even fall off his barstool, which takes some pretty impressive skill.

As soon as he landed the punch, McGregor was grabbed by two other pub-goers and taken outside. The incident was reported to the Irish police.

But it’s unclear as to whether or not charges will be pressed – and there’s no evidence that the case is even still active.

Judge for yourself – although we’re happy to say that we don’t think that this is very cool on McGregor’s part.  

One of the most vocal opponents to McGregor’s violent outburst? It’s the Salty Shamrock, a Florida-based Irish-themed pub.

They saw McGregor’s pub scuffle, and it’s safe to say that they didn’t approve.

They made a very public response video McGregor’s actions – including flushing their entire stock of his whiskey down the toilet.

They claim that, after his most recent actions, the Salty Shamrock has no desire to associate their brand with McGregor – and that includes serving his whiskey.

“Official Notice: Due to the recent cowardly and appalling behavior of the so-called Irish professional fighter Conor Mc Gregor, the Salty Shamrock Irish Pub will no longer carry his product nor associate its business with his name. We will discard his whiskey in a fashion that’s only fitting to his behavior. I challenge every Irish bar owner to do the same! He is not a true representative of the Irish people.”

Some have questioned exactly how much of a stand against Mcgregor this is – seeing as the pub had already purchased his whiskey and all… But for some slightly less violent McGregor content, keep scrolling!