Musician Facchinetti says MMA star McGregor attacked him

(ANSA) – ROME, OCT 18 – Italian DJ, singer and musician Francesco Facchinetti says mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor knocked him out with a punch after they met for the first time in Rome Saturday night.
    “I’ve decided to report him because his fists are weapons,” Facchinetti said Sunday.
    “It was a miracle I wasn’t badly hurt.
    The musician’s wife Wilma Faissol said on Instagram: “It was supposed to be a nice evening, we’d been invited to a hotel to meet him, he as in Italy to baptise his son, we had a good time, we talked for hours, and then, out of nowhere, he punched Francesco in the face.
    “Luckily they were very close, so he couldn’t get a lot into the blow. He might have killed him. Francesco flew backwards and fell onto a table.
    “He rolled over, fell onto a chair and then to the ground”.
    Facchinetti was a fan of McGregor, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight double-champion, and also the former Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight champion.
    “We welcomed him as a hero,” he said, “but he’s just a bully.
    “I hope he pays, given that it isn’t the first time”. (ANSA).