Why was Conor McGregor arrested in Dublin? Everything you need to know

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has gotten arrested in Dublin after another run-in with the law.

The former two-division world champion is one of the biggest names on Earth. His insane charisma and awe-inspiring performances completely revolutionised the game. He told the world exactly how he intended to end his fights, and then he’d go to the octagon and actually do it.

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However, he’s no longer the Irishman who captured the hearts of his nation. Since his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather, the formerly electrifying performer has spiralled into the abyss. The flashy manoeuvres which helped him bamboozle opponents are a thing of the past. He looks stiffer, slower, and past his prime.

But irrespective of his showings in the cage, his bank account is still looking incredibly healthy. The Irishman notoriously loves splashing the cash.

So it comes as no surprise that this latest incident involves the whopping amount of money he’s made throughout his career.

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Why did Conor McGregor get arrested?

According to The Independent, the Dubliner was arrested over alleged dangerous driving in the Irish capital. Gardai noticed the athlete in his €170,000 Bentley Continental GT and seized the vehicle.

McGregor, who has several traffic violations, was taken to Lucan garda station, where he was charged before being released on bail.

The 33-year-old will appear before the Blanchardstown district court in April. This will be his second appearance there. He received a €400 fine for speeding in 2017.

If convicted of this latest incident, the athlete could face a maximum punishment of a €5,000 fine, six months in prison or both. However, following his release, the police returned his luxury vehicle.

His spokesperson released the following statement: “Mr McGregor was driving to the gym when he was stopped by gardaí for alleged road traffic violations. He passed the drug and alcohol tests taken at the station.”

However, it’s unlikely that the 155-pounder will feel overly phased by the situation. He’s more than used to dealing with the authorities.

Earlier this year, he allegedly attacked and broke the nose of Italian musician Francesco Facchinetti. The TV presenter pressed charges.

In 2019, he hit the headlines for a violent altercation inside an Irish bar. After an elderly gentleman turned down a drink of McGregor’s ‘Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey’, the professional fighter punched him in the face. He later pleaded guilty to assault and received a €1000 fine.

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The gifted athlete is currently training for a potential return to the octagon at the end of the year. But incidents like this certainly don’t paint his image in the greatest of lights.

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