UFC superstar, Conor McGregor, is vacationing in Italy with his family and has made some famous friends along the way. He befriended famous Italian singer and DJ, Francesco Facchinetti, and his wife, Wilma Helena Faissol. What started out as a night of fun and talking allegedly turned into a bloody mess. Franceso posted on his Instagram about his “nightmare” of a night spent with McGregor. If the allegations made against him are true, it’s quite disturbing.[All quotes are translated from Italian]
Francesco claims that at 2:30am he was attacked by McGregor. He allegedly punched him in the mouth and broke his nose in front of 10 witnesses, his friends, and bodyguards. He claims McGregor attacked him without any motivation, as they had spoken for more than two hours and were having fun together. He referred to McGregor as a “really violent and dangerous person.”
“Real fighters don’t behave like that. They know they have weapons instead of hands and they certainly do not start punching the first random one in front of them. He could do that to my wife to any of my friends in that room,” he continued. He went on to say he trusts in the Italian justice system and hopes that McGregor will pay for his actions.“
His wife, Wilma, described the disturbing events of that night in detail. She added that they were having a fun time hanging out and talking with McGregor accompanied by 4-5 bodyguards.
“Then out of nowhere he threw a punch in the face of Francesco. He was inviting us to another party. Francesco said, ‘Okay, let’s go’ and he hit him. Luckily, he [Francesco] was very close so he [McGregor] couldn’t load up [on 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.”
“He will stay in Italy until October 26th. If you see him stay away from him. Don’t go near him and ask for autographs because he is an unstable and dangerous person,” Wilma warned.
The original social media quotes were in Italian and can be seen below. Quotes are in English above. ^
Conor and his family were seen gallivanting around Rome all weekend. McGregor has yet to respond to the allegations made against him, but in true McGregor fashion, expect a response. One thing’s for sure, this man knows how to stay in the press. Is any publicity good publicity?