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Man assaulted after broadcast of McGregor's fight

By Sheetal Sukhija, Ireland News
10 Oct 2018, 23:54 GMT+10

MONAGHAN, Ireland - In an incident that occurred at a house in Monaghan, a man was brutally assaulted at his own house on Sunday morning.

Gardai in Castleblayney launched an investigation into the assault after being alerted about the incident and arriving at the spot.

Officials said that the victim, who is in his late 20s, was found at his house in Sruth an Iuir, Oram, Castleblayney with serious head injuries.

The man was rushed to the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and continues to battle for his life.

Meanwhile, investigators revealed that the assault took place after the victim and a group of people gathered at his house, watched one of the most anticipated events in UFC history.

While the match was watched widely by fans across the world, it was viewed in Ireland more enthusiastically as the UFC 229 main event marked the return of the famous Dubliner and UFC legend Conor McGregor.

However, the biggest fight in the history of Mixed Martial Arts led to one of the sport's most explosive incident too after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor, but vaulted the Octagon cage into the crowd to confront members of McGregor's team after the match.

Commenting on the investigation, Gardai noted that the assault took place right after the group watched the explosive game.

Further, investigators added that one arrest had been made following the serious assault so far.

A Gardai spokesperson said, "Gardai investigating a serious assault at a house at Sruth an Iuir, Oram, Castleblayney, have arrested a man in his late 20s. The man was arrested on the 9/10/18 and is detained at Castleblayney Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984."

The spokesperson added, Gardai were called to a house and discovered a man in his late 20s with a head wound. He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where he remains in a serious condition. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Castleblayney Garda Station on (042) 9740668, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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