The saga of Conor McGregor just keeps getting stranger and stranger. Hours after he abruptly announced his ‘retirement’ from MMA on Twitter, the MMA world now sees McGregor under investigation for sexual assault charges.
According to MMA Junkie, The New York Times reported that the MMA star is under investigation by Irish police for sexual assault. They cited four anonymous sources in their report. A woman allegedly accused him of sexual assault last December.
It’s of note that McGregor has not been charged with the crime. H
Rumors Were There
This isn’t the first we’ve heard about this alleged incident. Irish news outlets reported that an Irish sports star was under investigation for sexual assault roughly three months ago. But Irish law outlaws release of the identity of those under investigation for sexual assault. The law is taken seriously. An Irish news outlet is being investigated for a potential breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation according to MMA Junkie. The outlet reportedly named McGregor as the athlete in question. The Gardai, as Irish police are known, would not name McGregor as the suspect.
Irish police also did not respond to a request for comment from MMA Junkie. The Times report revealed the alleged assault in question took place at Dublin’s Beacon Hotel. McGregor is known as a guest there. His last visit was in December according to the report.
Yet Another Arrest
Of course, McGregor is innocent until proven guilty. But this is just the latest in a strange, concerning saga that points to the downfall of MMA’s biggest star. He was recently arrested on strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief charges in Miami Beach, Florida. There, he allegedly smashed and took a man’s cell phone. On top of that, he only recently cleared the assault charges from his April 2018 bus attack in Brooklyn, New York. He’s due in court to wrap up that case this Friday.
A potential issue with the terms of his release on bond from the Miami arrest could arise if he is charged with the sexual assault. Obviously, that charge is much, much more serious than his comparatively lesser arrests. It all points to a frightening trend of the