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Conor McGregor is to buy the Dublin pub where he assaulted a customer for between €1.5 million and €2 million, it has emerged. 

The Notorious is adding the Marble Arch in Drimnagh to his empire after he bought The Black Forge in Crumlin last year.

In April 2019 McGregor was fined €1,000 for punching Des Keogh in the Marble Arch after offering him a shot of his Proper Twelve whiskey.

The victim declined and McGregor slammed a shot glass down in front of him before punching him on the left side of his face.

The former two-weight UFC champion entered a guilty plea at Dublin District Court where his solicitor said that the fighter had apologised to Mr Keogh who accepted his apology.

McGregor is a canny investor who is always on the lookout for ways to spend his cash. This week he even joked about buying Manchester United amid the fallout from their failed attempts to join a breakaway European Super League.

McGregor is actually a Manchester United fan and opened up on his affiliation with United in an interview with the club's official website earlier this year.

He said: “I was more a player than a watcher back then, but Manchester United was my team. It was only the other day I came across an old picture of myself wearing that infamous grey United jersey, which I bought with my [First Holy] Communion money at eight years of age.

“I see my son when I look at that photo. I’d love to know where it is now. A truly ‘Notorious’ football jersey!

He is next due to appear in the Octagon in the trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier on July 10 in the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in front of a 20,000 crowd, having lost to the American back in January.

However, UFC president Dana White admitted the fight was almost cancelled just two days before it was announced after both fighters were embroiled in a furious row over social media.

It revolved around a €500,000 payment Poirier claims McGregor had promised to gift to his foundation but had not followed through with the donation.

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