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Conor McGregor Reportedly Investigated For Sexual Assault Allegations in Ireland

Police in Ireland are investigating fighting superstar Conor McGregor for an alleged sexual assault that took place in his home country last December, the New York Times reports.

McGregor was arrested and questioned in January after a woman told law enforcement about the alleged incident that took place at a hotel in South Dublin. The investigation is ongoing, but McGregor was released without charges.

While rumors of the rape allegations against the fighter have flouted around Ireland tabloids for several months, the Times is the first major news outlet to directly name McGregor as a suspect. The paper also spoke to sources who confirmed McGregor was present the night prior to the alleged incident and booked a two-room suite at the hotel.

McGregor’s publicist Karen J. Kessler refused to discuss the claims, telling the Times, “We don’t comment on rumors.”

The publicization of the allegations in the Times came just hours after McGregor announced his retirement from the UFC.

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