Conor McGregor is reportedly under investigation from Ireland police for alleged sexual assault on a woman in Dublin.
According to reports in The New York Times, McGregor was accused by a woman for sexually assaulting her in December, after which police opened an investigation against him. Though the Irishman hasn’t been charged with a crime, he was arrested in January for questioning and was later released.
The report goes on to add that the woman in question here has accused that the said incident took place at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin, where McGregor is an occasional visitor. When contacted by the NY Times, the Ireland police refused to reveal the name, as Irish laws don’t permit making the name of the accused in a rape case public before the allegations are proved.
There were rumours that McGregor’s retirement from MMA had something to do with the allegations of assault on him. However, one of his publicists denied the rumours through a statement.
“This story has been circulating for some time, and it is unclear why it is being reported now,’’ the statement said according to the NY Times. “The assumption that the Conor retirement announcement today is related to this rumor is absolutely false.”
McGregor announced his retirement from MMA on Monday through a post on Twitter.
Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.
I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019