Noth­ing to fear

Weekend Herald - - Your Sporting Weekend -

UFC su­per­star turned boxer Conor McGre­gor has re­sponded to claims his life had been threat­ened af­ter a bar brawl with a man linked to the Ir­ish un­der­world. The 29- year- old McGre­gor, who fought ( and lost to) Floyd May­weather in the rich­est box­ing bout in his­tory in Au­gust, was ru­moured to have twice punched a man whose rel­a­tive had links to the feared Ki­na­han drugs gang. Re­ports emerged on so­cial me­dia the gang were seek­ing com­pen­sa­tion of € 900,000 ( NZ$ 1,567,152) from McGre­gor and that he was un­der se­ri­ous threat. McGre­gor ap­peared yes­ter­day in the Blan­chard­stown Dis­trict Court in Dublin on a charge of speed­ing. He re­sponded to ques­tions on the re­ported threats as he left court say­ing, ‘ Come and get me’. His fa­ther Tony said claims his son had been in the brawl were “ab­so­lute non­sense” and in­sisted they have “noth­ing to fear”.

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