(CNN) — Former two-time UFC winner Conor McGregor admits he was”in the wrong” after an altercation at a bar in Dublin in April.
A video released on media appeared to show the punching a man in the mind inf that the Marble Arch bar in Dublin.
However in an interview with ESPN, the 31-year-old says that viewing the video again back is”just like a dagger into my heart.”
“I must take responsibility and accept accountability,” McGregor said.
“It doesn’t matter what occurred there — I had been in the incorrect. That man deserved to appreciate his time at the pub without having it end the way it did”
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Accepting his punishment
The thing is under investigation by authorities and McGregor, who declared that his martial arts retirement in March, says he will accept whatever punishment is given out.
“Whatever comes my way, I will confront it,” McGregor added. “Whatever comes my way, I deserve it. I shall face this head. I won’t hide from it.
“I need to be calm. I have to be Zen. I must lead by example. I want to have a hold of this, and I am working really tough to do this.
“I am taking the necessary steps.”
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The episode in Dublin took place a month after McGregor was detained for allegedly smashing the phone in Miami, USA of a fan.
Afterwards saying the accuser ceased cooperating charges dropped against the Irishman and the country could no more establish the fees.
McGregor says he hopes to find out for the advantage of the people around him from his difficulties.
“I’ve been making amends to be better – to be a better father, be a superior human, to be a much better role model to these kids,” he said.
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“I must understand that isn’t the attitude or behavior of a pioneer, of a martial artist or even a champion. I have to get my head and get back into the game, struggle for redemption, retribution, admiration – what made me the person I am.
“I was totally in the wrong. It was unacceptable behavior.”
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