In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Conor McGregor suddenly and shockingly decided he was going to retire from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Many people were shocked, but not many really believed him since he’s been down this road before.
Hours after his announcement, the New York Times reported that he was being investigated for a sexual assault back in Ireland.
Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest star and one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, is under investigation in Ireland after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December, according to four people familiar with the investigation.
McGregor has not been charged with a crime. Following the usual protocol in criminal investigations in Ireland and much of Europe, where a formal charge does not necessarily follow an arrest, McGregor was arrested in January, questioned by law enforcement authorities and released pending further investigation, according to the people.
The allegations have not been proven and the fact that an investigation is continuing does not imply that McGregor is guilty of a crime. A lawyer for McGregor in Dublin did not respond to messages seeking comment.
McGregor has only fought one time in the Octagon since 2016 a bout in October that he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Before that, he made a ridiculous amount of money to face off against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring.