On an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, former MMA heavyweight and Fighter and the Kid co-host Brendan Schaub shed some light on McGregor's alleged altercation.
"People that I know in Dublin are blowing me up and saying, 'It's real. Conor is in a bit of trouble,'" Schaub told Joe Rogan before outlining a possible version of what went down.
"[McGregor] has a friend from one area of Ireland that's in the mafia and got beat up by these guys. Conor finds out that the guys who beat up his friend are in this bar, so Conor comes in there and beats the hell out of that guy."
"That guy is associated with a pretty intense mafia family over there, so now there's a hit out on Conor for $900,000."
Schaub does acknowledge that much of what he's been told could be conjecture, even if it's coming directly from sources in Dublin.
But renowned Irish crime reporter Paul Williams spoke with a similarly ominous tone about the UFC champ's alleged entanglement with the Kinihan crime family on Newstalk Breakfast, an Irish radio program that Williams also co-hosts.
I have to say that Conor McGregor is in a very dangerous place right now. He has come into conflict through probably no fault of his own, with a group of very, very dangerous people who are tied up with the Kinahans," he said.
If Conor is still in-country, Williams says he'll be advised to leave.
"I would say, in the next 48 hours, if he is still in the country, I understand from my sources that the Gardaí will be approaching him to give him a GIM form, which is a Garda Information Message, which is basically to tell him that there may be threats to his safety."
As Gwen Stefani would say, this shit is bananas.
h/t: Bloody Elbow