Conor McGregor has responded to reported threats on his life in brazen fashion.
Unconfirmed reports stated the UFC star was being sought by one of Ireland’s most feared gangsters after a brawl at a pub.
Irish news outlets reported he fought three men, one of which is allegedly the father of the gang's crime lieutenant, Graham “The Wig” Whelan, who is the head of the Kinahan cartel.
The reports prompted a dire warning from Irish crime Journalist Paul Williams who said the threat to McGregor's life was real.
“I have to say about this, and I’m wearing my old, veteran crime reporter hat: Conor McGregor is in a very dangerous place at the moment,” Williams said on Newstalk Breakfast, a radio show he co-hosts.
Williams went on to say that Police were set to inform the UFC star his life was in danger.
McGregor was quizzed on the reports outside an Irish court following an appearance for a traffic issue in which he was clocked doing 150km/h in and 100km/h zone.
“It’s all bollocks,” McGregor said after copping a $400 fine. “I thought I was in bleedin’ Lanzarote?”
“Come and get me. Come and get me.”
McGregor’s father Tony told the Irish Mirror the reports were false.
“That’s all nonsense, that is. Absolute nonsense. It’s an absolute nonsense story,” he said.
“It’s grown legs and it’s getting that ridiculous – it’s become funny. We have nothing to fear here whatsoever. There’s no one after us for anything.
“We’re a law-abiding family and we’ve stayed a law-abiding family.”