Conor McGregor’s pub in Dublin targeted by Molotov cocktails
An upscale pub in Dublin owned by the former two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor was the target of a pair of Molotov cocktails on Wednesday.
According to a report in The mirror, The Black Forge Inn has been the target of “petrol bombs”, commonly known as Molotov cocktails – usually glass bottles filled with a mixture of gas and oil, then thrown after a piece of cloth is ignited acting as a wick.
According to the report, no damage was done to the pub, which McGregor bought in 2019, and it is open. The Black Forge Inn issued a statement to The Mirror and said McGregor was not on site at the time of the incident and Irish police – guarding her – had opened an investigation.
‘After hours (Wednesday) it appears that criminals have made an unprovoked effort to inflict damage on the Black Forge Inn,’ the statement to the Mirror read. “There was no damage to customers, employees or the Forge and Mr McGregor was not at the scene at the time of the incident. The gardai have opened an investigation into the event. We are open and busy as always.
The Mirror reported that police were looking for video footage of two men who were seen heading towards the pub on a scooter just before the incident. Two other Molotov cocktails were also reportedly found near the scene.
The Black Forge Inn is one of McGregor’s newest business deals out of the cage. He bought the property for $2.75 million. Unsurprisingly, the pub offers a large supply of the Irish whiskey that McGregor launched in 2018, Proper No. Twelve – named after the Crumlin (12) postal district in which McGregor grew up in Dublin. The Black Forge Inn is located in this same area.
McGregor has lost three of his last four fights. He was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018 in a now infamous event that erupted into a post-fight cageside brawl. After a TKO of Donald Cerrone in January 2020, McGregor suffered back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier in 2021. In the second of those fights, he broke his leg, resulting in a TKO.
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