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Conor McGregor Issues Apology To Fans, Family, & Team-Mates

Conor McGregor made a return to the public eye to speak to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on SportsCenter for his first public interview in months. 

And while the interview was one that came out of nowhere, with the little notice we had, a considerable buzz was generated within the MMA world in the hour or so we had to digest the fact that the Notorious one would be making a statement to the media.


It’s a time where Conor’s stock is at a real high but the overall level of support for him is dwindling as a consequence of several ugly out-of-competition incidents that have shown the darker side to his personality.

Speaking about the April incident that saw him attack at man in an Irish bar, McGregor seemed to show remorse for his actions, telling Ariel the following:

“In reality it doesn’t matter what happened. I was in the wrong. That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without it ending the way it did. And although it was five months ago and I tried to make amends and I made amends back then, it’s still – that doesn’t even matter.

“I was in the wrong. I must come here before you and take accountability and take responsibility. I owe it to the people that have been supporting me. I owe it to my mother, my father, my family. I owe it to the people who trained me in martial arts.

“That’s not who I am. That’s not the reason I got into martial arts or studying combat. The reason I got into it was to defend against that type of scenario. So to see that – months ago – although I have been making steps, continually making steps to do better and be better, to see it, it’s like a dagger into my heart as a young martial artist.

“I’m just here to own up to that and move on, carry on and face what’s coming with it.”

Helwani took to his official social media channels to thank the Irishman for his time and transparency for what was a memorable and eye-opening conversation.

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