CONOR McGREGOR was royally ridiculed on Saturday Night Live’s ‘Mellon’ sketch last weekend.
The show took aim at the increasingly erratic Irish MMA star, who was recently accused of punching an Italian DJ in the face while in Rome for his son’s christening.
In true McGregor style, a swaggering impersonator comes on stage, leaning backwards and hands swinging widely while he plays up to the audience.
It doesn’t take long for him to threaten an audience member, though, challenging him to a dust-up.
Playing the host of a male version of the Ellen DeGeneres show, Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis had, ironically, asked the McGregor impersonator moments before the fight erupted, “So Conor, why do like punch random strangers?”.
SNL did a skit and made fun of Conor mcgregor 😂 pic.twitter.com/R0bgkhMgHv
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Francesco Facchinetti, the Italian DJ claiming McGregor assaulted him, said the attack came out of nowhere and shocked everyone present.
He told the Daily Mail: “We were having a drink together and everything seemed fine when suddenly he changed. I was a few inches from him when he punched me full in the face with his right hand.
“I went flying backwards and crashed into a table.
“I was stunned. There was a lot of blood, and my wife became hysterical and screaming. One of the bodyguards tried to calm her down and two people immediately jumped on McGregor and dragged him away.”
Facchinetti said he is going to pursue McGregor in the courts and has confirmed that he has reported the incident to the Italian police.
If McGregor thinks he can pay him off, Facchinetti has said he is sorely mistaken.
Speaking on Radio 105, Facchinetti said: "If McGregor's lawyer were to call me tomorrow and offer me €10 million to withdraw the complaint and to withdraw everything, I would say no.
"I don't care about money, I don't care about hype.
"That is a highly dangerous man, seeing him in front of your eyes is another thing than reading about him."