Conor McGregor Lives Up to Bad Boy Rep in Rome Incident

Sunday October 17, 2021

A screenshot of Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti's video
A screenshot of Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti's video  (Source:YouTube)

Conor McGregor's bad boy rep was most recently on display when he had an altercation with Machine Gun Kelly at the VMAs last month. His latest, Yahoo News reports, took place in Rome. "An Italian DJ said MMA star Conor McGregor punched him and broke his nose at a party in Rome," Yahoo News said.

"Francesco Facchinetti and his wife made the allegations on social media," Yahoo News said, "and said they were out clubbing with the star, MMA Mania reported. It was hours after McGregor and his partner, Dee Devlin, had their son baptized at the Vatican."

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor  (Source: Associated Press)

"Facchinetti claims he and his wife had been partying and 'having fun' with McGregor for two hours prior to the incident before things went sideways. McGregor invited him to another party, and then punched him in the face when he accepted, breaking his nose," reports the wrestling website mmamania.com.



Facchinetti's account posted on YouTube.

"At 2.30 this night I was attacked by Mr. McGregor," Facchinetti said in an Instagram video (translated from Italian), and relayed by 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."

"I took a punch for nothing. That punch could go to anyone. My friends, my wife, or other friends. That's why I decided to sue Conor McGregor because he is a violent and dangerous person," Facchinetti told Il Massaggero, reported MMA Mania.

His wife also shared the experience from her perspective, reported Bloody elbow.com. "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. 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 paralyzed. 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."

"He will stay in Italy until October 26th," she added. "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."