With all the drama surrounding UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor inside the UFC octagon, it’s easy to overlook a lot of the other big news in MMA. The mixed martial arts media has been so franticly busy covering ‘The Notorious’ in his fight with Nate Diaz, that a few stories have pretty much flown under the radar.

Much like the subject of today’s article, which features a terribly sad tale coming from McGregor’s home city of Dublin, Ireland, and featuring his frequent Taekwondo coach Jonathan Dargan.


Dargan (pictured above) is a Taekwondo trainer in Tallaght, Dublin, an amateur and professional mixed martial arts veteran and regular competitor in International TKD tournaments, as well as running his own club.

The 45-year old regular trainer of Conor McGregor has been arrested in connection with a fatal assault that happened in the early hours of the morning last weekend (March 5) on the same day of UFC 196, as per the Irish Independent:

“Tallaght man Jonathan Dargan, who has trained McGregor in taekwondo, also works as a security man at the prestigious Lillie’s Bordello nightclub.

He was arrested by gardai investigating the death of tragic Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullally (57) over the weekend and released from Terenure Garda Station late on Sunday night.

Mr Mullally died after he was allegedly struck when he attempted to intervene in an argument between a couple following his own retirement party in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The shocking and tragic incident happened before 4am on Saturday outside the Park View Court Apartments in Harold’s Cross, south Dublin.”

This tragic story does not end here though.

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