Conor McGregor could be in trouble again but this time the allegations are a bit more serious. The “Notorious” MMA star has been in and out of trouble over the last few years, mostly dealing with minor offences that have resulted in fines, but no jail time. But this morning news broke that McGregor is being investigated over a sexual assault allegation, which could put his career and his freedom in jeopardy. Now before we get too far into this it should be made clear that McGregor HAS NOT been charged with ANY crime. He is merely being investigated, but this is what we know so far.
McGregor announced his retirement late last night, leading some people to speculate over what his reasoning could be. Others seemed to take it in stride, perhaps remembering that McGregor has retired before only to return a short time later. That was the first bit of news.
But then came the second part. Hours after retiring, the New York Times reported that McGregor was arrested in Ireland back in January and questioned by authorities regarding an alleged sexual assault that took place in Dublin in December. McGregor was released after questioning and no charges were laid. Now as stated above these are just allegations, and according to McGregor’s publicist, the retirement had nothing to do with them and the timing is purely coincidence. Per the publicist’ statement.
“This story has been circulating for some time and it is unclear why it is being reported now,’’ the statement said in part. “The assumption that the Conor retirement announcement today is related to this rumor is absolutely false.”
Not much is currently known about the allegations or the accuser but it appears as though the claim is that the assault took place at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, not far from where McGregor grew up as a child. The Times reported that this is an establishment that McGregor frequents often. According to multiple sources, McGregor was a guest of the hotel on the evening that the alleged assault took place. Irish authorities took evidence from McGregor’s hotel room and viewed security footage as well in an attempt to investigate the claims.
This is just the latest in a string of legal issues that have affected McGregor. First was the bus incident, and then recently he was in the news again for destroying a fan’s cell phone. Amongst all of that it is easy to forget that despite his retirement, he is actually still under suspension and isn’t eligible to fight until April 6th. He is also still dealing with the legal fallout from his previous indiscretions. It would seem that Conor McGregor may be taking his nickname a bit seriously.