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“He Obviously Wants Them Gone” – $200M Man Conor McGregor Thrown Under the Bus by Fans As Decades Old Dublin Business Goes Homeless

Published 09/22/2023, 12:21 PM EDT

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The community wants Conor McGregor to make amends. His ambitious venture, Black Forest Inn, is apparently causing troubles in the neighborhood, specifically for a 71-year-old family business. Roches Barbers, a forever presence in the locality, is shutting down its business. Why? Their only fault according to many was that they were located in the same building, next door to the Dubliner’s pub.

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A report by LADbible Ireland reported that the rent in the vicinity tripled, which the shop couldn’t afford. As a result, they pulled down the shutters permanently. However, if some fans are to be believed, ‘The Notorious’ is playing tricks the next door.

Conor McGregor gets dragged into the drama by the fans


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The fans stormed the comment section of the post, and they speculated the former UFC champion had a hand in the development. Meanwhile, others wanted a positive action from the ‘Mystic Mac’. A series of comments stated that the popularity of the Black Forest Inn led to a rise in rent prices and the rent was increased to extract benefits from it.

“Mcgregor is a real community man, tripling the rent so he can get rid of a business of 71 years so he can have a hideout when he’s too wrote off after a night out in the forge”


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“Wow. So why don’t mcgregor pay their rent to scabby sod. The only reason the rents up is because of his place and the landlords taking full advantage!!”

“That’s because mcgregor owns the plot and has tripled their rent since his ownership, he obviously wants them gone as it’s located upstairs in his pub”

However, a few fans urged the Irishman to step in and help the business stay open.

“Come on McGregor step in help them out, 71 years in business don’t let it shut down being so close to your joint

Do the right thing mcgregor buy the building and rent it to the barber for a realistic price its not as if he can’t afford it ,the coked up wanker

Ah please @thenotoriousmma help that business to stay open.”

Lastly, someone expressed that the Irish fighter bore no responsibility or duty to help out the business.

“There was similar article in, their rent before was €550 and gone up to 1500. Like, cmon, it’s 2023 and Dublin, it’s your business guys, not McGregor’s, why does he need to pay for this?”

Hence, the consensus on the 34-year-old’s part is divided. But one thing is sure: his Black Forest Inn has been buzzing ever since he acquired the pub back in 2020. However, the profit was not the main driver behind the purchase.


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McGregor and his emotional relation with the Black Forest Inn

“I did not buy this pub for profit… It’s a place I’ve been coming here for many, many years. Myself and my fiancee. And you know our families love it. It’s been a place we’ve visited since our teens,” McGregor revealed once.

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Therefore, the UFC star holds the place dear to him. It’s up to debate what role he can perform or whether it is his moral responsibility to help the barbershop. But the loyal customers of Roches Barbers will surely miss the place. What do you think of this latest development involving Conor McGregor? Let us know in the comments below.


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Rohit Lohan


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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for the sport that has spanned over a decade. His fascination with MMA stems from the thrill of knockouts, and he strives to bring that same level of excitement to his writing. Rohit's love for gripping stories is reflected in his articles, where he masterfully weaves together the latest news with compelling narratives.
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