UFC superstar Conor McGregor has been making headlines as of late. However, the fighter has been receiving some serious attention for his antics outside of the octagon. Now longtime UFC commentating veteran Joe Rogan has come forward to offer his thoughts on the situation.
Conor McGregor first made headlines when the fighter was involved in an incident at Bellator 187 in Dublin, Ireland. “Notorious” was cage side in support of his teammate Charlie Ward. Ward dropped his opponent in the first round and Conor McGregor immediately rushed the cage.
McGregor was not a cornerman for Ward during the fight and the contest had not yet been officially stopped by referee Marc Goddard. Still, McGregor entered the cage. “Notorious” slapped a commissioner and had an altercation with Marc Goddard while inside the cage, getting the fighter some serious attention from media.
Of course, McGregor has been involved in another altercation since the event.
“Notorious” was recently involved in a physical altercation at the bar Black Forge Inn in Dublin, Ireland. The altercation allegedly involved members of the organized crime group known as the Kinahan Gang.
An anonymous insider has since come forward to MMAimports to offer some details on the matter. McGregor allegedly had an altercation with an individual that was talking about the Timmins brothers, two gang members that McGregor had allegedly previously had a run-in with.
The anonymous source then revealed that McGregor had supposedly accidentally struck the father of Graham Whelan during the altercation. Graham Whelan is an alleged hitman for the Kinahan Gang.
It has since been reported that $900, 000 has been supposedly placed on McGregor’s head by the gang.
Reports vary in the purpose of the total sum. Some reports claim McGregor is being asked to pay the total in response to harassing the gang’s members. However, other reports claim that the bounty is supposed to be a reward for any hitman that murders the UFC lightweight champion.
Speaking on the recent incidents involving Conor McGregor, Joe Rogan offered his thoughts on a recent edition of his podcast Joe Rogan Experience.
“I wonder what it would take him, now that he’s had that big crazy fight at the fight where he jumped over the fence and pushed referee Marc Goddard, I wonder what it would take to get him back in the cage now,” Joe Rogan said, when discussing McGregor’s recent incidents. “I wonder if there’s gonna be fines and suspensions. I wonder what the f**k is gonna happen. It’s quite fascinating.
“I’ll tell you one thing, he makes things fun. He does.”
For Joe Rogan’s full thoughts on the matter, check out the video below: