Johnny Dargan, who was once a coach at SBG Ireland and had coached former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor years ago, has been convicted of manslaughter and will serve a six year prison sentence.
RTE reports that Dargan killed Patrick Mullally on March 6 of 2016 after Mullally had tried intervening in a domestic situation between Dargan and his girlfriend. The report states that Dargan attacked Mullally with punches while shouting “bang, bang” and Mullally would eventually collapse from the attack and smash his head on the ground.
A cyclist who had notified Mullally of the domestic situation had also witnessed the death of Mullally, who passed a day after the attack in a hospital. Dargan had claimed self defense during the trial, but the jury disagreed and found him guilty of manslaughter.
Dargan was also a former professional MMA fighter, earning a 1-3-0 record in his career, with Dargan’s last bout coming at BAMMA 22 in September of 2015. It is unknown at this time as to Dargan’s relationship with both McGregor and SBG Ireland at the time of his crime and subsequent sentencing.