Morning Report: Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti accuses Conor McGregor of breaking his nose in an unprovoked attack

Esther Lin, ShowtimeTry as he might, “Notorious” just can’t stop living up to his nom de guerre. Over the weekend, former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor once again made headlines for the wrong reasons, this time for allegedly breaking the nose of Italian DJ, Francesco Facchinetti. Facchinetti posted to his social media that he and his wife were hanging out with McGregor and his fiancee, when McGregor allegedly attacked the famous Italian DJ for no reason. “At 2.30 this night I was attacked by Mr. McGregor,” Facchinetti said (translation MMA Mania). “The very famous McGregor, who punched me in the mouth, broke my nose in front of ten witnesses, his friends and his bodyguards. He attacked me without motivation as we talked for more than two hours and we also had fun together. I could have shut up and not say anything to anyone, but since I’m here to tell it, I must say that that person is really violent and dangerous.” Facchinetti has said he intends to sue McGregor over the incident and his wife, Wilma, also corroborated his story, echoing the DJ’s statements that McGregor is a “violent and dangerous person” and giving more details into the alleged incident. “Then out of nowhere, he threw a punch in the face of Francesco. He was inviting us to another party,” Wilma Facchinetti said (per Pro Sports Extra). “Francesco said, ‘Okay, let’s go’ and he hit him. Luckily, he (Francesco) was very close so he (McGregor) couldn’t load up on his punch. Francesco flew back, fell on the table, and then on the ground. The first thing that came to mind was ‘are we kidding? Is it a show?’ Then I was paralyzed. I turned around and saw that his friends were holding him against the wall because he wanted to continue beating Francesco. Then they took him away. I turned on the light and the guards turned them off. Francesco was bleeding. I wanted to help him and the guards chased us away. “He will stay in Italy until October 26th. If you see him stay away from him. Don’t go near him and ask for autographs because he is an unstable and dangerous person.” McGregor is currently vacationing in Rome with his family and had just had his third son, Rian, baptized at the Vatican earlier that day. This alleged incident with Facchinetti comes on the heels of a turbulent summer for McGregor. After losing his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier when he broke his leg at UFC 264, McGregor caught significant backlash for his response to the loss, which included making threats towards Poirier and his family. Most recently, McGregor got into a physical altercation with rapper Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV Awards last month. TOP STORIES Results. Norma Dumont wins lackluster main event over Aspen Ladd at UFC Vegas 40. Results. Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson secure wins at Bellator 268, meet in grand prix finals. Controversy? Aspen Ladd coach apologizes for ‘harsh’ cornering in UFC Vegas 40 loss. Goals. Jim Miller down for ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone rematch for 40th UFC fight, serious about sticking around until UFC 300. Unification. Francis Ngannou: Ciryl Gane matchup ‘not on the level of a Jon Jones fight’. Ugly. Michael Graves tweets threats at MMA reporter, former promotion issues statement. VIDEO STEW UFC Vegas 40 Post Show. Bellator 268 Post Fight Press Conference. UFC Vegas 40 Post Fight Press Conference. Video of the controversial cornering of Aspen Ladd. In honor of Vadim Nemkov, the top Russian fighters in Bellator. LISTEN UP On to the Next One. Matches to make following UFC Vegas 40. SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE Differing views. @Jwestgold15 would never speak to one of his male fighters the way he has to Aspen. Hate to see it. Been there before…— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) October 17, 2021 I’d want @TheAspenLadd coach in my corner!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 17, 2021 Agree! I saw nothing wrong with it. Why don’t people have this reaction when coaches get after male athletes? or maybe it’s just because I’m used to @TheJamesKrause cornering …y’all might be too soft. https://t.co/CTaAFlsncW— Laura Sanko (@laura_sanko) October 18, 2021 Thank you @btsportufc , this is the greatest defense of a coach I’ve seen in a long time. Watching this video you see how Coach started, got frustrated, got his fighter to win a round and maybe two. If we live in a world where this is bad then I don’t know. No sorry needed! https://t.co/AMFkoWEWcZ— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 17, 2021 Last week on DWCS, between rounds, a girls coach said, “where’s your head at?” She said “I’m frustrated” him: “why?” Her: “I don’t know”. He gave her some water &then coached her. I thought that was great two way communication in the corner. Might be a better way than the norm— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) October 17, 2021 Theres not a lot of time to recover, listen, talk, & drink water, but if a coach is screaming at his fighter to do something & she’s not doing it, or not following the game plan, theres probably a reason he does

Morning Report: Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti accuses Conor McGregor of breaking his nose in an unprovoked attack
Esther Lin, Showtime

Try as he might, “Notorious” just can’t stop living up to his nom de guerre.

Over the weekend, former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor once again made headlines for the wrong reasons, this time for allegedly breaking the nose of Italian DJ, Francesco Facchinetti. Facchinetti posted to his social media that he and his wife were hanging out with McGregor and his fiancee, when McGregor allegedly attacked the famous Italian DJ for no reason.

“At 2.30 this night I was attacked by Mr. McGregor,” Facchinetti said (translation MMA Mania). “The very famous McGregor, who punched me in the mouth, broke my nose in front of ten witnesses, his friends and his bodyguards. He attacked me without motivation as we talked for more than two hours and we also had fun together. I could have shut up and not say anything to anyone, but since I’m here to tell it, I must say that that person is really violent and dangerous.”

Facchinetti has said he intends to sue McGregor over the incident and his wife, Wilma, also corroborated his story, echoing the DJ’s statements that McGregor is a “violent and dangerous person” and giving more details into the alleged incident.

“Then out of nowhere, he threw a punch in the face of Francesco. He was inviting us to another party,” Wilma Facchinetti said (per Pro Sports Extra). “Francesco said, ‘Okay, let’s go’ and he hit him. Luckily, he (Francesco) was very close so he (McGregor) couldn’t load up on his punch. Francesco flew back, fell on the table, and then on the ground. The first thing that came to mind was ‘are we kidding? Is it a show?’ Then I was paralyzed. I turned around and saw that his friends were holding him against the wall because he wanted to continue beating Francesco. Then they took him away. I turned on the light and the guards turned them off. Francesco was bleeding. I wanted to help him and the guards chased us away.

“He will stay in Italy until October 26th. If you see him stay away from him. Don’t go near him and ask for autographs because he is an unstable and dangerous person.”

McGregor is currently vacationing in Rome with his family and had just had his third son, Rian, baptized at the Vatican earlier that day.

This alleged incident with Facchinetti comes on the heels of a turbulent summer for McGregor. After losing his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier when he broke his leg at UFC 264, McGregor caught significant backlash for his response to the loss, which included making threats towards Poirier and his family. Most recently, McGregor got into a physical altercation with rapper Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV Awards last month.


TOP STORIES

Results. Norma Dumont wins lackluster main event over Aspen Ladd at UFC Vegas 40.

Results. Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson secure wins at Bellator 268, meet in grand prix finals.

Controversy? Aspen Ladd coach apologizes for ‘harsh’ cornering in UFC Vegas 40 loss.

Goals. Jim Miller down for ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone rematch for 40th UFC fight, serious about sticking around until UFC 300.

Unification. Francis Ngannou: Ciryl Gane matchup ‘not on the level of a Jon Jones fight’.

Ugly. Michael Graves tweets threats at MMA reporter, former promotion issues statement.


VIDEO STEW

UFC Vegas 40 Post Show.

Bellator 268 Post Fight Press Conference.

UFC Vegas 40 Post Fight Press Conference.

Video of the controversial cornering of Aspen Ladd.

In honor of Vadim Nemkov, the top Russian fighters in Bellator.


LISTEN UP

On to the Next One. Matches to make following UFC Vegas 40.


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

Differing views.

Boom on Conor.


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

N/A.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.


EXIT POLL


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On To the Next One: Matches to make after UFC Vegas 40
Jim Miller | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Audio-only versions of the podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and YouTube.

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