UFC Star Conor McGregor Taken into Police Custody in Corsica
Conor McGregor, one of the most famous and controversial martial artists in the history of the UFC, has recently been placed under arrest on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure.
It was reported that the 32-year-old was taken into police custody on Thursday night regarding an incident involving a young woman in a bar in Calvi, Corsica.
It is believed that the Irishman had been drinking on the night of the incident around the Marina, which led to him getting involved in "some bad behavior."
Conor McGregor before his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA | Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images
FORCED TO WITHDRAW FROM CHARITY EVENT
McGregor was eventually released on Saturday but not without being first interviewed by the authorities, during which he denied any accusations of misconduct.
Before being placed under arrest, the fighter was scheduled to take part in a 180-kilometer, 24-hour charity water bike race from Corsica to Monaco.
McGregor would have the opportunity to participate in the race alongside Princess Charlene of Monaco in order to promote awareness for water safety, but he was forced to withdraw due to the incident.
Back in August, the athlete announced his engagement to longtime partner Dee Devlin
HIS MANAGER'S REACTION
As aforementioned, the 32-year-old was released without charges, but his manager, Audie Attar, was far from happy regarding the accusations against his client. He said:
"I am irate and putting out a warning loud and clear: Conor McGregor is not and will not be a target for those seeking to score a headline or a payday."
McGregor is no stranger when it comes to problems with the law. Last year, the fighter was caught on camera punching a 50-year-old man in a bar in Dublin, Ireland.
It has been reported that the Irishman offered the victim a serving of Proper Twelve, his whiskey brand, but the man didn't accept it, leading up to the attack.
ANOTHER VIOLENT EPISODE
In 2018, the 32-year-old was also arrested after attacking a bus transporting UFC fighters in Brooklyn. At least two of the athletes inside the bus were unable to fight at UFC 223.
McGregor was charged with five counts of menacing, three counts of criminal mischief, two counts of assault, one count of reckless of endangerment and one count of attempted assault.
Back in August, the athlete announced his engagement to longtime partner Dee Devlin. The couple has been together since 2008 and has two children, Conor McGregor Jr and Croia Maired McGregor.