McGregor is frequently seen interacting with fans, and posing for both pictures and videos, however when a man in Dublin approached McGregor’s car uninvited and began to capture a candid video of McGregor, the UFC champ was quick to swat the man’s phone away.
While the video merely shows a brief 8 second interaction, the man quickly apologizes for the incident and immediately backs away after McGregor smacks his phone. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing whether or not the man had been bothering McGregor prior to the start of the video above.
McGregor of course is currently staying away from the Octagon due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn child in May. Following his UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC lightweight championship, the ‘champ champ’ revealed that he would be taking some time off for fighting in order to focus on spending time with his longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin ahead of the birth of their child.
McGregor then relinquished the featherweight title, resulting in the UFC promoting interim champion Jose Aldo to the undisputed champion, and having Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway compete for the interim featherweight belt, which Holloway won back at UFC 206 in 2016.
Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are currently slated to fight at UFC 209 in March for the interim lightweight title, with the winner moving on to fight McGregor for the undisputed belt once the Irish superstar returns to the Octagon. With that being said of course, some believe that McGregor will never defend one of his titles. Tony Ferguson recently went on a tirade in which he predicted that the ‘Notorious’ would never defend his belt.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/27/2017.