Conor McGregor’s dad Tony rushed to hospital after ‘suffering heart attack’


CONOR McGregor’s father Tony is in hospital recovering after a suspected heart attack.

The MMA fighter’s dad, 64, was rushed to medics after experiencing chest pain today and ended up at The Hermitage Clinic in west Dublin.

Tony and his son, MMA star Conor McGregor

Tony’s Instagram post earlier today

Tony McGregor, father of UFC star Conor, training in the Headon fitness gym on Pearse Street, DublinCrispin Rodwell – The Sun Dublin

Conor McGregor, mother Margaret, partner Dee Devlin and members of his family, including dad Tony, at the Road House UK Special Screening, Curzon cinema on March 14, 2024 in LondonStuart Hardy/ABACAPRESS.COM/REX/Shutterstock

Tony this evening told The Irish Sun he was “all good now” and praised the care he received from medics as “the best ever”.

Earlier this evening, he posted a picture on Instagram of himself in a ward bed wearing hospital pyjamas and said: “Thanks to the cardio team, Hermitage.

“Heart attack in the morning, stent in the afternoon, sweet (and) sour chicken in the evening.

“See ya later suckers.”

He accompanied the post with the song ‘I’m Feelin’ It’, by Sunset Bros and Mark McCabe.

According to US showbiz site TMZ, Conor was one of a number of relatives who joined Tony at his hospital bedside today.

He is expected to be released sometime tonight.

The news comes as Conor prepares to return to the octagon to fight Michael Chandler next month.

Inside McGregor’s Notorious lifestyle

With more sides to his personality than an Octagon, Conor McGregor’s rise has been an enthralling watch.

Going from UFC icon to entrepreneur and Hollywood star, the Irishman has transcended the sport he helped bring to the masses.

He has four children with fiancee Dee Devlin and the family enjoy a lavish lifestyle.

McGregor has not fought in UFC since breaking his leg in a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in 2021.

That has not stopped him amassing a net worth of over £150m thanks to his Proper No Twelve whiskey and fashion line.

And he is due to return to the Octagon at UFC 303 in an eagerly-awaited headline clash with Michael Chandler.

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McGregor also starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the Amazon Prime remake of classic movie Road House, although he is dreading his mum seeing one X-rated scene.

Notorious turned up to the premiere in a £60,000 suit that was outdone by his £460k watch.

The only thing sharper than his fashion sense is his tongue and the Dubliner has several bitter spats under his belt, including with UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov.

That row led to one of his biggest controversies in 2018 as he travelled 3,000 miles to confront Khabib in a vicious attack on his bus.

He pleaded guilty to assault after punching a man in a pub in 2018 and had his £150k Bentley seized by police for driving offences four years later.

Joe Rogan lashed out at McGregor in a four-letter outburst and the Irishman has also fired shots at Jake Paul, KSI and Tommy Fury.

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather also has McGregor on his enemy list after the pair clashed in a cross-sport bout in 2017.

Read all of our Conor McGregor stories here.

The former two-division champion will make his long-awaited cage comeback in the main event of UFC 303 in Las Vegas.

The Irishman, 35, hasn’t set foot inside the octagon since shattering his left leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July 2021.

McGregor underwent a long and arduous rehab to recover from the shattered tibia and fibula he suffered in the Sin City showdown.

Dad Tony posed for pictures with his family at the Road House movie premiere in the UK just last month. Conor stars in the film.

Viral response

Tony himself went viral during Ireland’s Rugby World Cup exploits after keeping supporters guessing if he was attending a crunch match against South Africa.

Viewers were distracted when a Boys in Green fan who bore an uncanny resemblance to the viral ‘Coinage’ star appeared on the big screen during the game.

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But speaking exclusively to the Irish Sun from his Dublin home last September, ex-taxi driver Tony provided a pic and confirmed the random crowd punter was “an imposter”.

He laughed: “I can confirm I am watching the game at home.”

Family heartbreak

Also last year there was heartbreak for the McGregor family after Tony revealed in June that Conor’s aunt Pamela had passed away.

He wrote: “It is with deep regret I announce the death of my beloved sister Pamela 25/06/23. Rest In Peace.”

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