CONOR McGREGOR has broken his silence after being accused of punching a well-known Italian DJ.
But the Notorious hit out at UFC rival Nate Diaz rather than addressing the assault allegations made against him.
McGregor has been accused of punching Francesco Facchinetti in the face and leaving him with a bloody lip and nose in front of his horrified wife.
But the Irishman, 33, ignored the claims as he lashed out at Diaz on Twitter.
McGregor’s bitter UFC rival Diaz was bizarrely told not to renew his UFC contract by Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings.
And McGregor wasted no time in responding to the pair labelling Cummings a ‘lanky streak of p***’.
Replying to Cummings’ tweet, McGregor wrote: “Advised by who? Does this lanky streak of p*** think he business savvy or something?
“Hey bro, you’d 15 fights in the UFC and were on 20k to fight 20k to win.
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“Hahahaha 15 f***ing fights. In the UFC!
“Eyelid hanging off your head and handed a 20k check pre-tax. Know who made you.”
Diaz, 36, who has fought just once since 2019, is coming to the end of his current deal with the organisation.
But while the MMA star’s career is a major talking point in the sport at the moment, nobody was expecting political strategist Cummings to weigh in with his opinion.
In a weird turn of events, Cummings told Diaz: “Do not sign new UFC contract, you will make more cash outside.
“AND @danawhite will come do a deal at some point for trilogy @TheNotoriousMMA fight, but outside you’ll have much more leverage & make more $.
“Look how they screwed @GeorgesStPierre, now waiting for contract to expire.”
The advice from Cummings was in response to Diaz’s short, cryptic tweet which simply read: “I’m fight somebody.”
Many thought McGregor might have been distracted by Facchinetti’s accusations.
Police were called after the UFC legend allegedly got into a scuffle with the musician while the two attended an event at the St Regis hotel in Rome.
McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin were in Italy for the christening of their youngest child Rian in the Vatican.
The trip however allegedly ended 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.
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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.
Italian Police confirmed to SunSport they were called to the scene at 5:30am after the incident had taken place.