THE Italian DJ who claims he was punched in the face by Conor McGregor says he would ‘turn down £8million’ to withdraw his police complaint.
Francesco Facchinetti says the UFC star was ‘completely out of control’ and ‘seemed like he wanted to kill him’ in Rome.
The 41-year-old is now pressing charges against McGregor for assault, but insists he does not want him to go to prison.
And surprisingly Facchinetti says he would turn down a big settlement to drop the case.
Speaking to Italian radio, as reported by The Mirror, the musician said: “I could have shut up and not said anything to anyone, but since I’m here to tell it.
“If McGregor’s lawyer were to call me tomorrow and offer me €10m [£8m] to withdraw the complaint and to withdraw everything, I would say no.”
Police were called after the UFC legend allegedly got into the scuffle while the two attended an event at the St Regis hotel in Rome.
McGregor, 33, and his partner Dee Devlin have been in Italy for a few days for the christening of their youngest child Rian in the Vatican.
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The trip however faces ending on a low note as both Facchinetti and his wife Wilma Faissol, 39, made the allegations to their nearly 1.5million combined followers on Instagram.
Facchinetti posted a video recounting the incident and showed off cuts on both of his lips.
Wilma also shared a series of Instagram stories accusing the fighter of attacking her husband, saying she feared Notorious could have killed him.
It remains unclear what triggered the alleged melee, with Facchinetti claiming that the two men were enjoying a drink before McGregor ‘changed’ and punched him in the face.
SunSport has contacted McGregor’s team for comment on the alleged confrontation.
Italian Police confirmed to us they were called to the scene at 5.30am after the incident had taken place.
Despite being innocent until proven guilty the Notorious has been slammed by fellow UFC legend Michael Bisping.
The 42-year-old has told McGregor to pick on ‘someone your own size or bigger’ and called the Irishman “a bully”.