McGregor held the UFC title for featherweights from 2015 to 2016 and lightweights from 2016 to 2018.© AFP
Irish blended martial arts star Conor McGregor has been taken into police custody in Corsica on suspicion of tried sexual assault and indecent publicity, the prosecutor’s workplace stated on Saturday. “Following a grievance filed on September 10 denouncing acts that may very well be described as tried sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr Conor Anthony Mac Gregor (sic) was the topic of a listening to by the gendarmerie providers,” wrote the prosecutor’s workplace in a press release despatched to AFP.
The assertion gave no particulars of the alleged offences dedicated by the 32-year-old McGregor.
McGregor, an icon of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), who goes by the nickname ‘Infamous’, is not any stranger to controversy.
He hit the headlines in 2019 for an assault on an older man in a Dublin bar captured in a viral video. In 2018 he pled responsible in Brooklyn, New York to disorderly conduct after attacking a bus full of UFC fighters.
McGregor held the UFC title for featherweights from 2015 to 2016 and lightweights from 2016 to 2018 and misplaced to American legend Floyd Mayweather in August 2017 in a profitable boxing match.
In June, he announced his retirement for the third time, after twice returning to the octagon.
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