Conor McGregor was arrested and taken into custody Thursday following a compliant in the Mediterranean island Corsica. The former two-weight UFC Champion was booked for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure. The alleged incident took place inside an area bar.
According to Agence-France Presse, the 32-year old was in the region, planning a 180km water-bike voyage from Corsica to Monica to raise awareness for water safety for the Princess Charlene Foundation. He was forced to withdraw following the allegations.
A statement from the prosecutor, “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 [sic] was the subject of a hearing by the police.”
McGregor’s camp issued the following statement to TMZ following the allegations, “Conor Mcgregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct.”
“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.” – Audie Attar (Connor McGregor’s manager)
On Friday morning, McGregor revealed USADA arrived on his yacht for testing, despite him being retired
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!! pic.twitter.com/xjk0wvci0n