McGregor Denies Sexual Assault Claims Ahead Of UFC 246

For the first time, Conor McGregor has addressed allegations of his committing two separate sexual assaults in his native ireland.

”Yes, of course,” McGregor said on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” of whether the allegations against him are false. “Yes, (expletive) hell. C’mon. Seriously.”

Since the allegations came to light in 2019, McGregor has declined to speak publicly of the accusations, but in-speaking with Helwani asked for patience.

”Time, time, please,” he said. “Time will reveal all. Time will tell all, and that’s it.”

The initial incident was alleged to have taken place in December of 2018, where according to the New York Times, McGregor was briefly arrested and held for questioning by police. A second crime is alleged to have taken place in October of 2019, where McGregor was said to have assaulted a woman inside a car in-front of a pub. McGregor has yet to be charged for the second instance, and the Irish police have not confirmed an investigation due to privacy laws that protect both the accuser and the accused.

”People that know me know my character,” McGregor said days away from his return to the Octagon at UFC 246. “The people that helped me in the background understand that. They helped me, and I’m very thankful for that. There was no problem. Everything went smooth.”

“A lot of the narratives people say, it used to irritate me the way certain narratives are spread, and I just had to disengage from it,“ he said.

“Then it just kept going on and on, and then I reacted to disrespect. But no more. I’m just focused on myself, my inner thoughts, and that’s where we’re at.”

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