Conor McGregor Slammed After Encouraging Son to 'Hit' Child | 22 Words

Conor McGregor has been slammed online this week after he posted a video of himself on social media encouraging his 3-year-old son to "hit" another child.

Scroll on to see the controversial video for yourselves...

Now, Conor McGregor is one of the best-known fighters in the world.

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The Irish native's career began in mixed martial arts at the age of twenty and by 2012, McGregor had won both the Featherweight and Lightweight Cage Warrior championships.

But then, things got bigger.

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McGregor vacated both of these titles in 2012 to sign with the UFC. He was equally successful in this sport, achieving the fastest ever knockout in history when he finished Jose Aldo in just thirteen seconds in 2015.

He then made the move to boxing...

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And his professional boxing career began in 2017.

In his debut match, he was defeated by U.S champion Floyd Mayweather - although it was the second most-watched boxing event in history, so that's a win of some sort for McGregor!

He's also known for having some serious side hustles.

From the beginning of his sporting career, he's been keen on bagging endorsement deals, including sponsorships with Beats by Dre, Monster Energy Drinks, Bud Light, and Reebok - to the tune of around $7 million.

Now that's a lot of money!

So all in all, it's safe to say that McGregor has made quite the name for himself!

But what about his family life?

The MMA champion shares 2 children with his fiancee and long-term partner, Dee Devlin...

3-year-old son Conor Jr and 2-year-old daughter Croía.

McGregor regularly takes to social media to show off his family's lavish lifestyle...

And that includes their seemingly never-ending vacations.

The McGregors have been vacationing in Dubai since January...

But alongside McGregor's enviable Instagram posts is a video thats caused a lot of anger among fellow parents recently.

The fighter filmed a quick video of himself and his son while sitting on a Dubai beach this week...

And he is seen giving Conor Jr. some advice over what to do after the toddler insisted another child had "punched him" in the back.

But many weren't pleased with McGregor's advice...

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But some didn't see the problem in what McGregor was teaching his son...

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​The video starts with McGregor showing his son his necklace that is a family heirloom...

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And as he shows Conor Jr. the gold crowned lion pendant, he explains to him that he's also "a King" and to "bash anyone" that says otherwise.

The toddler then says he was hit in the back by another boy...

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To which his proud dad tells him to "hit him back" and to "hit him in the mouth."

"Aim for the mouth and nose, champ. Be faster, that's why we train."

Here's the full video:

Do you think it was inappropriate of McGregor to tell his son to punch another child? Or do you think it's simply solid life lessons?