Jake Paul mocked Conor McGregor over an alleged attack on an Italian DJ and urged the UFC’s ‘tough guy’ to try to ‘do something’ for him.
McGregor was accused of punching DJ Francesco Facinetti in the face and leaving him with a bloody lip and nose in front of his terrible wife.
Police were called after an Irishman reportedly had a scuffle with musician Facchinetti while the two attended an event at Rome’s St. Regis Hotel.
YouTube star-turned-boxer Paul, who had once offered McGregor $50 million to fight in the past, quickly hit out at the alleged incident.
He tweeted: “Connor love playing tough guy with musicians…Connor please try and do something when you see me!!”
McGregor, 33, and his partner De Devlin have been in Italy for the past few days for the Vatican’s christening of their youngest child, Ryan.
But the journey ended on a low note as Faccinetti, 41, and his wife Wilma Faisol, 39, took to Instagram to blame their nearly 1.5 million combined followers.
Facchinetti posted a video narrating the alleged incident and showed cuts on both his lips.
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Wilma also shared a series of Instagram stories accusing the fighter of assaulting her husband, and fearing he might be killed.
It is unclear what caused the alleged scuffle but SunSport has contacted McGregor’s team for comment on the alleged confrontation.
Italian police confirmed that they were called to the scene at 5.30 am after an incident occurred.
McGregor hasn’t been spoken to by police, but he “could be in the 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 thinks what could happen.”
He said that “real fighters don’t behave like that” and accused the Irish star of punching “for no reason”.
“Connor likes to play tough guy with musicians… Connor please try and do something when you see me
Jake Paul’s Tweet to Conor McGrego
The DJ continued: “We welcomed him as a hero and instead he’s just the worst kind of bully… what a disappointment… I’m sorry for him, he has everything but him.” There’s nothing …
“She must be stopped because she is dangerous to others. Now I understand why she had 20 bodyguards. Not to protect her from others, but to save others from her.”
Also on Instagram, Wilma posted to her more than 477,000 followers accusing McGregor.
“He could have killed her, he broke her lip and nose,” she said.
Wilma claimed that McGregor’s bodyguards had to hold back the light fighter because he “wanted to keep defeating Francis”.
She claimed that McGregor’s team hankered to clean her blood before the couple was asked to leave through the hotel’s next door.
“I was crying, I was trembling, we called the police and an ambulance,” Wilma said.
McGregor had previously gotten into trouble for punching a man at The Marble Arch pub in Dublin in August 2019.
Desmond Keogh, 50, was allegedly hit by the former UFC champion after the old man refused to drink a shot of whiskey.
He was convicted of assault and ordered to pay a fine of £860 – and then £1.75 million was later spent on buying the pub.
McGregor last fought in July against 32-year-old Dustin Poirier, the man he had defeated initially in 2014, after he was knocked out in their January rematch.
In a trilogy bout at UFC 264, disaster struck McGregor as he suffered a brutal leg break seconds before the end of the first round, then lost by Doc stoppage.
He stayed in the US for surgery in Los Angeles where he continued his rehabilitation process with his family before taking a vacation in Europe.