Spokesperson for McGregor brushes report off as a "rumor."
On the same day that Conor McGregorannounced his retirement from mixed martial arts, The New York Times published a report detailing how the 30-year old superstar is being investigated in Ireland for an alleged sexual assault.
According to the report, a woman in Ireland accused McGregor of sexual assault back in December, which led to an arrest in January. He was questioned by authorities at that time, but later released.
McGregor has not been charged with any sort of crime, and his camp has labeled the report as nothing more than a "rumor."
According to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, a spokesperson for McGregor, Karen Kessler, relayed the following response:
"This story has been circulating for some time and it is unclear why it is being reported now.
The assumption that the Conor retirement announcement today is related to this rumor is absolutely false.
Should Conor fight in the future it must be in an environment where fighters are respected for their value, their skill, their hard work and their dedication to the sport"
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Local media in Ireland have been covering the situation for months, though they haven't specifically named McGregor as the suspect due to laws that prevent media outlets from naming rape suspects unless they have been convicted.
The accuser, a woman in her 20s, claims she had been hanging with friends in South Dublin before she allegedly ended up at the Beacon Hotel with McGregor on December 10.