Conor McGregor to appear in court charged over alleged Dublin pub-punch
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Conor McGregor to appear in court charged over alleged Dublin pub-punch

CONOR MCGREGOR will appear in court next week over charges relating to an incident in which he allegedly punched a man in Dublin pub.

The Notorious is set to appear before Dublin District Court at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Friday, October 11.

He is facing a single charge of assault, which carries a maximum prison term of six months, a €1,500 fine or, if convicted, both.

According to The Independent, detectives serve McGregor with a summons , after the DPP directed earlier this year that he should be prosecuted over the minor assault

The 31-year-old found himself at the centre of a social media scandal back in August after TMZ Sport published CCTV footage of the incident.

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It came from an incident that occurred at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin back on April 6.

In the footage, McGregor could be seen talking to patrons at the bar.

A bottle of his popular Proper Twelve whiskey appears, and McGregor begins lining up glasses so that each of the men at the bar can have a taste.

However, the problems begin when one of the elderly men refuses the offer of a free drink, twice moving away the cup McGregor places in front of him.

With tempers evidently flared, McGregor proceeds to down a shot of his whiskey with the other drinkers before suddenly aiming a left fist at the temple of the man.

Two men immediately grab the UFC star and drag him away.

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In the wake of the TMZ report, a Garda spokesperson confirmed an investigation had begun.

“Gardai are investigating an assault incident that occurred at a public house in Drrimnagh, Dublin 12, on April 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30pm,” a statement read.

“Investigations ongoing in relation to this incident and no arrests have been made to date.”