'Dangerous': Conor McGregor accused of 'violent' attack on famous DJ

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Conor McGregor (pictured left) before a UFC fight and (pictured right) Francesco Facchinetti showing an injury.
Conor McGregor (pictured left) has been accused of punching Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti. (pictured right). (Images: Getty Images/Instagram)

UFC star Conor McGregor has found himself in the headlines again for all the wrong reasons after allegedly punching a famous Italian DJ.

Only hours after his son was baptised at the Vatican, McGregor was reportedly partying when he allegedly punched DJ Francesco Facchinetti in the face.

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Fachinetti took to social media and accused McGregor of the attack, which left him on the floor and with a bloody face.

The Italian said he had been partying with McGregor, before he alleged the Irishman attacked him leaving him with a broken nose.

“At 2.30 this night I was attacked by Mr. McGregor,” Fachinetti said, according to a translation from MMA Mania.

“The very famous McGregor, who punched me in the mouth, broke my nose in front of 10 witnesses, his friends and his bodyguards. 

"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 say anything to anyone, but since I’m here to tell it, I must say that that person is really violent and dangerous.”

McGregor hasn't replied since the allegations.

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The wife of DJ Facchinetti, Wilma, claimed she was a witness and accused McGregor of punching her husband and knocking him to the ground.

“Then 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," she said, according to Bloody Elbow.

"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.

Conor McGregor (pictured) speaks onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
Conor McGregor (pictured) has been accused of punching an Italian DJ. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

"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.

“He will stay in Italy until October 26th. If you see him stay away from him. Don’t go near him and ask for autographs because he is an unstable and dangerous person."

McGregor has a history of making headlines for the wrong reasons outside of the octagon. 

Most recently, McGregor entered into a scuffle at the MTV Video Music Awards after exchanging words with rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

McGregor pleaded guilty to assault after he punched an elderly man at a pub in 2019. He avoided jail time, but paid a fine and apologised to the man.

The Irishman was also involved in a wild incident at the New York Barclays Centre when he threw a dolly through the window of a bus full of UFC fighters.

McGregor is recovering after he sustained a fractured left tibia in the final seconds of the opening round of his lightweight main event against Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas.

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