(CNN) — Deadly two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor admits that he was”at the incorrect” following an altercation in a bar in Dublin in April.
A movie released on media before in August appeared to demonstrate the hitting.
But in an interview with ESPN, the 31-year-old says that viewing the video again back is”like a dagger into my heart”
“I need to take responsibility and accept responsibility,” McGregor said.
“It does not matter what occurred there — I had been in the wrong. That man deserved to appreciate his time in the bar without having it end the way it did.”
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Accepting his punishment
The issue is under investigation and McGregor, who declared that his mixed martial arts retirement in March, says he’ll accept whatever punishment has been passed out.
“Whatever comes my way, I’ll confront it,” McGregor added. “Whatever comes my way, I deserve it. I shall face this head on. I won’t hide from it.
“I must be calm. I need to be Zen. I have to lead by example. I need to find a hold of this, and I am working really hard to get this done.
“I’m taking the required measures ”
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The episode in Dublin took place a month after McGregor was detained for smashing the telephone in Miami, USA of a fan.
Later stating the accuser charges dropped against the Irishman and the country could no more establish the fees.
McGregor says he hopes to find out for the benefit of the people from his issues.
“I’ve been making amends to be better – to be a better father, become a much better person, for a much better role model to these kids,” he said.
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“I have to understand that isn’t the attitude or behavior of a leader, of a martial artist or even a champion. I must get my head screwed on and get back into the game, struggle for redemption, retribution, admiration – what made me the guy.
“I was completely in the incorrect. This was unacceptable behaviour.”
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