The man who was punched in the face by Conor McGregor at a pub in Ireland is breaking his silence … and he’s BRAGGING that he can take a punch!!!
The victim spoke with the Irish Daily Star on the condition of anonymity — and explained why he thinks Conor socked him with a left during an incident caught on video back in April.
“I am sitting on the bar stool just having a quiet pint with my friend then all of a sudden because I refuse his drink I get a punch,” the man ssaid … “You don’t need that in life.”
TMZ Sports broke the story … Conor had been pouring shots of his Proper 12 whiskey to people at the Marble Arch Pub in South Dublin when one man refused … and Conor let his fist fly.
The man took the punch like a champ — with UFC star Stipe Miocic praising the dude’s “chin of steel” — and now the guy is bragging about his toughness too.
“Look-it, I can take a punch,” he told the Irish Daily Star.
Despite the way it played out on video, the man claims the punch really hurt and he was in pain for a week … and went after Conor during his interview.
“He is a bit of a bully, a bully with money … I’m glad people saw the video. I don’t like him.”
The man still has one major beef — but it seems to be with the media. It was reported the guy was 60-years-old … but the man wants to set the record straight.
As we previously reported, Conor has not been arrested or charged with a crime for the attack … and cops in Ireland say they’re still investigating, which is crazy because the whole thing is ON VIDEO!!!