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Conor McGregor’s Dublin Pub Target of Molotov Cocktail Attack; No Damage or Injuries


Thankfully, no one was injured in this sudden attack on Wednesday night.

Per The Mirror on Thursday, the Black Forge Inn in Dublin – known as the marquee pub owned by Ultimate Fighting Championship start Conor McGregor – was bombed by Molotov cocktails on Wednesday evening. McGregor was not in the building at the time, and no damage was reported as a result.

According to witnesses, two men riding scooters rode by the pub, allegedly hurling the described “petrol bombs” at the closed establishment. They were then chased away by a few people who came out of the building. In addition to the two thrown Molotov cocktails, two more were subsequently found nearby. A spokesperson of the Black Forge Inn released a statement that read the following:

“After hours last night it appears that criminals made an unprovoked effort to inflict damage to the Black Forge Inn. There was no damage done to any patrons, employees or the Forge and Mr. McGregor was not on the premises at the time of the incident. The gardai have opened an investigation into the event. We are open and busy as always.”

The Irish police asked for additional witnesses to come forward and contact them, while also requesting that anyone with video footage to submit it for the investigation.

”Gardai are particularly keen for anyone with camera footage from the area overnight to make this available to them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crumlin Garda station on 01 666 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”

McGregor has not competed since breaking his leg at UFC 264 during his trilogy match against Dustin Poirier, where he succumbed the injury at the end of the opening round. The Irishman and his team expect he will be back in action mid-2022, and despite suffering two consecutive defeats, he has his sights set on the lightweight title.

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