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Stunned Conor McGregor fans cheer on their hero as MMA star is arrested by police

Stunned Conor McGregor fans cheer on their hero as MMA star is arrested by police for alleged dangerous driving in Dublin

  • McGregor was filmed by fans, who were driving alongside the MMA star on the freeway, being pulled over by a police car
  • An Irish MMA fighter was arrested for alleged dangerous driving on Tuesday night
  • His Bentley Continental GT was reportedly seized but has since been returned to him
  • McGregor’s spokeswoman told MailOnline he took drug and alcohol tests

Stunned Conor McGregor fans cheered on their hero as the MMA star was pulled over by police for alleged dangerous driving in his £140,000 Bentley Continental in Dublin.

McGregor was filmed by fans driving alongside the 33-year-old on the freeway being chased by a police cruiser on Tuesday evening moments before he was pulled over and arrested.

The video shows a clearly visible McGregor driving his convertible Bentley and captures the moment the police sirens were turned on.

Fans can be heard cheering McGregor and shouting “Up the Mac” at the Irish MMA fighter as they rode alongside him.

When the police turned on their car sirens, fans could be heard saying, “Are they shooting it?” They shoot him. Oh my God.’

The Irish MMA star was reportedly arrested by the Gardai on her way to the gym along the N4 between Lucan and Palmerstown.

He was arrested by the police

Conor McGregor was filmed by fans driving alongside the 33-year-old on the freeway being chased by a police car on Tuesday night moments before he was pulled over and arrested.

When you’re looking for a breed of Conor mc Gregor n the Gards, lure him 😂😂😂😂

posted by Tommy Pyne Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Conor McGregor (pictured in a file photo), 33, was arrested for alleged dangerous driving in his £140,000 Bentley on a motorway in Dublin

Conor McGregor (pictured in a file photo), 33, was arrested for alleged dangerous driving in his £140,000 Bentley on a motorway in Dublin

His supercar was seized but has since been returned to him, the Irish Independent.

The 33-year-old has been charged with dangerous driving and is due in Blanchardstown District Court next month.

A spokeswoman for McGregor told MailOnline: “Mr McGregor was on his way to the gym when he was stopped by Gardai for alleged traffic offences.

“He passed the drug and alcohol tests carried out at the station.”

A Garda spokesperson confirmed that a man had been arrested in connection with the incident and taken to Lucan Garda station. He has since been released.

In a statement, the police department said, “Gardai arrested a male in his 30s in connection with a dangerous driving incident in the Palmerstown area last night, Tuesday March 22, 2022.

“The man was taken to Lucan Garda station where he was later charged.

“He has been released pending an appearance in Blanchardstown District Court at a later date.”

The Irish MMA star (file photo above) has been charged with dangerous driving and is due to appear in Blanchardstown District Court next month.

The Irish MMA star (file photo above) has been charged with dangerous driving and is due to appear in Blanchardstown District Court next month.

McGregor is on his way back and hasn’t fought since losing to Dustin Poirier in July 2021, a fight that saw him break his leg in his third loss in four matches.

‘The Notorious’, a two-weight world champion, is set to return to the Octagon in July and has vowed to fight for a world title again despite losing his last two fights.

Although the date and opponent of his return have yet to be confirmed, McGregor is reportedly keen to face the winner of the Justin Gaethje vs. Charles Oliveira fight in May.

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