McGregor added, "That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without having to end the way it did."
During the ESPN interview, Conor said he tried to make amends with the victim but didn't specify how or if he was able to do that.
"But still, that doesn’t even matter. I was in the wrong," McGregor said.
In the meantime, Conor has said he wants to return to the UFC and fight again ... but no match has been set.
We reached out to McGregor's camp for comment. So far, no word back.
It's not the first ... or second time Conor has been accused of a violent crime -- he was arrested for attacking a UFC bus back in April 2018 and was busted in Florida for taking and smashing a man's phone in front of a Miami hotel in 2019.