Conor McGregor's booze cruise pals too heavy for private jet destined for sunny Med
The UFC star invited a gang of pals and their kids to join him on a sun-kissed holiday to see his new €3.5m super yacht
Conor McGregor has so many pals clamouring to go on his booze cruise around the Mediterranean that several had to get off his private jet because it was so overweight.
The Sunday World can reveal the UFC star invited a gang of pals and their kids to join him on a sun-kissed holiday to see his new €3.5m super yacht last weekend.
And he arranged to fly them out on his chartered private plane from Dublin airport.
"They were due to fly out on the Friday but they encountered a major problem when they found out there were so many of them that the plane was too heavy," reveals an insider.
"To adhere to safety procedures it was decided a few of them would have to get off to lighten the load.
"Conor arranged for them to fly out on Monday and put them up with his other guests in a hotel in Italy."
Also joining Conor and fiancée Dee and their three kids is McGregor's father Tony, who took controls of the yacht in midweek.
And take a look here at the giant waterslide McGregor has attached to his boat, which he and his family and pals delight in plunging into the sea for a swim.
"The Mac Life", beamed McGregor on Friday night when he posted an image on social media of it, attaching a shamrock to his posting.
He also added a video of himself cruising in a Ferrari on streets lined with palm trees while blaring Lil Wayne through the car's speakers.
The MMA star collected his new €3,5 million custom Lamborghini yacht from Monaco earlier this week.
After spending a few days in Italy, McGregor and his crew have this weekend sailed to Cannes in the south of France.
The Dubliner is still splashing the cash despite his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, but has now made a return to training in a bid to make a UFC comeback later this year at 170lb.
McGregor bought his new toy last year, but has been unable to collect it up until now.
He posted on Instagram earlier this week: "Today is the day!! We officially take ownership of our brand new Lamborghini Sport Yacht!"
The fighter later posted an image of himself driving the yacht with a video, captioned: "Trying to find the words. The supercar of the sea!"
Last year he sold one of his yachts, which used to be moored in Dun Laoghaire harbour.
His original boat - named the 182, after the amount of dole money he got as an unemployed plumber - is now looked after by his dad Tony in Howth harbour in north Dublin.
Introduced in the summer of 2020, the Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 was built by Tecnomar at the Italian Sea Group HQ in Italy.
McGregor is believed to have packed out his yacht with up to €500,000 worth of customisation - mostly featuring his Proper Twelve branding, named after the whiskey he promotes.
It has a green hull and he also has several Irish flags embossed into its panelling and livery.
The yacht is 63 feet long while capable of producing 2000hp.
His latest purchase joins a whole host of top-end toys, which also includes a series of cars such as the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Lamborghini Urus, McLaren 650S, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover and Bentley Continental GT.
The Bentley is the same €150,000 vehicle he was caught speeding with and with no insurance in March.
McGregor showed up at Blanchardstown Court in Dublin earlier last month charged with speeding and driving with no insurance or licence.
Judge David McHugh gave him 11 weeks to decide how to plead to the motoring offences after he was stopped behind the wheel of the sports car.
McGregor was charged with two counts of dangerous driving after being pulled over.
But he was further charged at the courthouse with being uninsured and having no licence and failing to produce his documents within 10 days of the incident.
The Notorious' car was reportedly seized at the scene before eventually being returned to the former two-division UFC champion.
On conviction, dangerous driving carries a maximum fine of up to €5,000 and six months imprisonment.
McGregor has to appear again in court in relation to the case on June 23, when he will have to enter a plea or set a later hearing date if he contests the charges.
He has received a number of previous driving convictions, and pleaded guilty in2019 to common assault.
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