When Conor McGregor wanted to smack around P. Diddy during photo op in LA

UFC superstar Conor McGregor intended to give Bad Boy Records founder P. Diddy a “left to the chin” long before the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop musician was under investigation for assault and human trafficking.

At a college football game in Los Angeles in 2014, McGregor ran into P. Diddy (actual name Sean Combs). The two shook hands and posed for a photo with Michael Bisping, the former middleweight champion of the UFC.

During an appearance on Ireland’s popular talk show The Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy, McGregor candidly shared his perspective on the encounter with P. Diddy.

McGregor bluntly remarked: “P. Diddy’s a little up his own a**, to be honest. We were at a college football game – UCLA. But he is, you know, he didn’t even want to get in the picture. He barely shook my hand. I was about to give him just a left to the chin. This is LA, isn’t it? You just go around meeting people. I’m just having fun. P. Diddy’s on the bottom of the list of people I wanted to meet, especially after finally meeting him.”

P. Diddy gained fame in the late 90s and early 2000s through collaborations with rap legend The Notorious B.I.G. and other artists under his Bad Boy Records label. In 1998, he also started the clothing brand Sean Jean.

However, recent events have cast a shadow over P. Diddy’s legacy. Last month, the FBI conducted raids on properties owned by P. Diddy in Florida and Los Angeles in connection with allegations of s*x trafficking.

The searches were connected to accusations of s*x trafficking made by a number of individuals who said he used his money and power to exploit them s*xually, with some alleging instances of rape and trafficking.

In response to the raids and allegations, P. Diddy’s lawyer Jonathan Davis issued a statement condemning the tactics used by authorities and denying any criminal wrongdoing on behalf of his client.

Davis stated: “Yesterday, there was a gross overuse of military-level force as search warrants were executed at Mr. Combs’ residences. There is no excuse for the excessive show of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or the way his children and employees were treated. Mr. Combs was never detained but spoke to and cooperated with authorities. Despite media speculation, neither Mr. Combs nor any of his family members have been arrested nor has their ability to travel been restricted in any way.”

“This unprecedented ambush — paired with an advanced, coordinated media presence — leads to a premature rush to judgment of Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits. There has been no finding of criminal or civil liability with any of these allegations. Mr. Combs is innocent and will continue to fight every single day to clear his name.”