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Conor McGregor sells Prestige yacht for almost €1m as he eyes up third Dublin pub

UFC fighter sells his Dublin-based yacht as he considers adding yet another pub to his growing property portfolio

Conor McGregor is expanding his property empire.

Exclusive by Eugene Masterson

Conor McGregor appears to be building one empire and cutting down on another as he's set to buy a third pub after selling one of his prized yachts.

The Sunday World can reveal the UFC superstar is parting ways with his Dublin-based yacht which is based in Dun Laoghaire.

"The boat is gone from Dun Laoghaire but his four jet skis are still there," reveals an insider. "The yacht has sold for close to €1 million and he is only down 20 grand or so on it despite buying it over four years ago."

Conor McGregor on one of his boats.

McGregor (33) last year bought a luxury Lamborghini yacht worth €3 million.

Dubbed the 'Supercar of the Sea', only 63 of the yachts will be made, with the Notorious purchasing number 12 in homage to his Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand.

We can also reveal the sportstar is on the verge of buying a third pub in the Crumlin/Drimnagh area, the identity of which we are keeping under wraps for now.

Early last year he bought The Black Forge pub in Crumlin for €2 million and spent a further €1 million on upgrading it.

The Black Forge

It also emerged in recent months he bought the Marble Arch pub in Drimnagh for close to €2 million.

McGregor has history in The Marble Arch, having previously been involved in an altercation with then-50-year-old Des Keogh on the premises.

The UFC star admitted to punching Mr Keogh in the face after his victim had declined a shot of McGregor's own brand of Proper No. Twelve whiskey in April 2019.

He was fined €1,000 by Dublin District Court after he had been caught on the pub's CCTV, while he also issued an apology to Mr Keogh.

But after purchasing the pub he tweeted "you're still barred", in reference to Mr Keogh, who now drinks in a different pub these days, and maintains he would never set foot in the Black Forge anyway if McGregor was the owner.

McGregor this week posted a video of the improvement on the interior of The Black Forge, which he has turned into a gastropub.

McGregor at the bar of The Black Forge.

Both The Black Forge and the Marble Arch are due to resume indoor hospitality in July, like other pubs across the country.

"Conor is still abroad and doesn't intend coming back to Ireland until after his upcoming fight in Las Vegas in July," reveals our mole.

"He is planning a big official opening party in The Black Forge on his return, which he hopes will also be a victory celebration if he beats Dustin Poirier."

His UFC 264 fight against the American will be held in front of 20,000 fans in Las Vegas on July 10 and will be screened around the world.

This will be the third time the pair have met in the Octagon, with them level at 1-1 after McGregor lost to the 32-year-old Lousiana man in Abu Dhabi in January.

McGregor has spent most of the year in Dubai since that defeat and his fiancée Dee gave birth to their third child, son Rian, in the Arab state.

But the brawler has flown to California in recent days in preparation for his upcoming fight, as yesterday he posted a picture of himself shirtless outside a Los Angeles gym.

Mystic Mac recently admitted he's eyeing "redemption" against the Poirier and is 'buzzing' at the prospect of their winner-takes-all clash.

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