Conor McGregor has been arrested for alleged sexual assault in Corsica.
The UFC superstar, who has been in the region while preparing for a 180km voyage as part of a campaign to raise awareness of water safety, “vigorously denies any accusations”.
The Irishman, who was last in the octagon in January, defeating Donald Cerrone, was arrested and brought into custody according to the AFP news agency.
A representative of McGregor told TMZ: “Conor Mcgregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct. He has been interviewed and released.”
A statement from the prosecutor read: “Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr. Conor Anthony Mac Gregor was the subject of a hearing by the police.”
McGregor has been in France for several weeks and was seen at the Grand Depart for the beginning of the Tour de France alongside the Princess and Prince Albert II.
The Dubliner retired for the third time in four years in June, with the coronavirus halting a much-anticipated comeback.
McGregor, a two-weight UFC champion, has not been in the octagon since defeating Donald Cerrone inside 40 seconds last January.
Despite talk of retirement, there are signs McGregor is waiting for the right opportunity to return once more, with the news this week that he is still being drug tested by Usada.
McGregor is yet to file the right paperwork to remove himself from the testing pool, with each fighter required to state their whereabouts through an app on their phone.
He said: “What’s going on here UFC ? Usada have just arrived to my yacht this morning for testing? I’ve retired guys!
“But go on then, I’ll allow them test me. It’s all natural here baby! Forever and always, God Bless 180km across the Mediterranean Sea tomorrow! LET’S GO!!”
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