Famous Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti has accused former two-division UFC Champion Conor McGregor of punching him and breaking his nose.
McGregor has been in Italy vacationing with family. He’s released photos out on the town in Rome and apparently has been doing a bit of partying as well. While getting ready to leave one party to attend another, McGregor allegedly attacked Facchinetti for no reason.
Facchinetti posted a video to his Instagram account accusing McGregor of punching him and said that he intends to sue to Irishman.
“At 2.30 this night I was attacked by Mr. McGregor,” Facchinetti said in the video. “The very famous McGregor, who punched me in the mouth, broke my nose in front of ten witnesses, his friends and his bodyguards. He attacked me without motivation as we talked for more than two hours and we also had fun together. I could have shut up and not say anything to anyone, but since I’m here to tell it, I must say that that person is really violent and dangerous.”
Facchinetti’s wife, Wilma Helena Faissol, detailed what she witnessed on her Instagram Stories as well.
“Out of nowhere he threw a punch in the face of Francesco,” Faissol said. “(McGregor) was inviting us to another party. Francesco said, ‘OK, let’s go,’ and he hit him. Luckily, (Francesco) was very close so (McGregor) couldn’t load up (his punch). Francesco flew back, fell on the table, and then on the ground. The first thing that came to mind was, ‘Are we kidding? Is it a show?’
“Then I was paralyzed. I turned around and saw that his friends were holding him against the wall because he wanted to continue beating Francesco. Then they took him away. I turned on the light, and the guards turned them off. Francesco was bleeding. I wanted to help him, and the guards chased us away.”