Conor McGregor has slammed a conman, who claimed to be friends with both the UFC star, and his girlfriend Dee Devlin.
The man, who named himself Wesley, conned a woman out of €1,500 after promising her ringside tickets to Conor’s upcoming fight.
The love-struck woman apparently had no reason to believe ‘Wesley’ would lie to her, after he presented so much apparent evidence to prove his close relationship with the Crumlin fighter.
Conor has labelled the whole incident as “crazy,” and shared the woman’s story.
Taking to Facebook, Lauren Caffrey-Bryne said, “My good friend, (who wishes to remain anonymous) met the guy below on ‘Plenty of Fish’.
“He used the alias Wesley O’Brien, claiming to be the nephew of Irish Billionaire Denis O’Brien and after some chatting, they eventually agreed to meet up for a date where he wooed my friend and subsequently asked her to be his girlfriend.
“During this period, he told her various tall stories such as being a “lifelong friends” with Conor McGregor, sending her screenshots of Whatsapp conversations between himself and Conor and himself and Dee Devlin (which later transpired to be fake).
“He even went as far as “booking” a holiday for my friend and him to New York this November with Ringside seats to his “best buds” upcoming MMA match.
“She had absolutely no reason to doubt who Wesley was purporting to be, the plans that were being made or the stories that he told her as he had done his background research and could answer any question she ever had flawlessly.”
The conman then went on to tell the woman about ring-side tickets, which were being sold by Conor’s resident gym, SBG. He told the love-struck gal that if she knew anyone looking for tickets, he could “sort them out,” in exchange for €1,500.
After handing over the money, and en route to the gym, Wesley asked his new girlfriend to wait outside his job while he sorted rosters, but promised to be return soon.
“My friend duly went and parked up on Moore Street, Wesley gave her a kiss and said he would be back momentarily.
“Well – Wesley never did come back! Wesley gone, money gone, social network accounts deleted and mobile numbers for him, ‘his sister’ and ‘his mum’ all disconnected!”
We hope the girl is okay after this ordeal.