CONOR McGregor has been accused of punching a well-known Italian DJ in the face and leaving him with a bloody lip and nose in front of his horrified wife.
Police were called after the UFC legend allegedly got into a scuffle with musician Francesco Facchinetti while the two attended an event at the St Regis hotel in Rome.
McGregor, 33, and his partner Dee Devlin have been in Italy over the last few days for the christening of their youngest child Rian in the Vatican.
The trip however faces ending on a low note as both Facchinetti, 41, and his wife Wilma Faissol, 39, made the allegations to their nearly 1.5million combined followers on Instagram.
Facchinetti posted a video recounting the incident and showed off cuts on both of his lips.
Wilma also shared a series of Instagram stories accusing the fighter of attacking her husband, saying she feared Notorious could have killed him.
It remains unclear what triggered the alleged melee.
SunSport has contacted McGregor’s team for comment on the alleged confrontation.
Italian Police confirmed to us they were called to the scene at 5.30am after the incident had taken place.
McGregor was not spoken to by the police, but he “may be in coming days” as the DJ plans to file a formal complaint in his home city of Milan.
Facchinetti, who is also a TV and radio personality in Italy, told his one million followers on Instagram: “I could be silent but someone like him who pulls a punch, think what could happen.”
He went on that “real fighters don’t behave like that” and accused the Irish MMA star of punching him “for no reason”.
The DJ added: “We welcomed him as a hero and instead he’s just a bully of the worst kind … what a disappointment … I feel sorry for him, he has everything but he has nothing …
“He must be stopped because he is dangerous for others. Now I understand why he had 20 bodyguards. Not to defend him from others, but to defend others from him.”
Also taking to Instagram, Wilma posted to her more than 477,000 followers accusing McGregor.
“He could have killed him, he split his lips and nose,” she said.
Wilma claimed that McGregor’s bodyguards had to hold the fighter back as he “wanted to keep beating Francis”.
She said the UFC fighter’s team gave them hankies to clean up the blood before the couple were then told to leave through the side door of the hotel.
“I was crying, I was shaking, we called the police and ambulance,” Wilma added.
McGregor previously got into trouble for punching a man at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin back in August 2019.
The UFC allegedly hit Desmond Keogh, 50, after the older man had declined to drink a shot of whiskey.
Notorious was convicted of assault and ordered to pay a fine of £860 – and then later went on the spend £1.75million buying the pub.
McGregor is still recovering from the brutal broken leg he suffered in his first round defeat to Dustin Poirier.
The UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion shattered his left tibia and fibula during the bout – but has vowed to return to end his career on “his own terms”.
SunSport previously revealed that McGregor is expected to return to the Octagon “ahead of schedule” as he’s already back in the gym.
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