Conor MgGregor has been arrested in Corsica, a small Mediterranean island where he was yachting.
Arguably the worlds greatest MMA start is in trouble with the law again. Conor McGregor has been arrested, interviewed, and released while vacationing with his fiance, Dee Deviln, in Corsica on his private yacht.
The incident happened on Thursday, September 10th. Details are still emerging but reports from France are indicating that it occurred on the French island, possibly at a bar or nightclub. A court official released the following statement:
“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 was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services,” prosecutors said.
Other media outlets are reporting that McGregor was also charged with indecent exposure, or sexual expedition as it’s legally called in Corsica.
Conor has aquired a reputation for run ins with the law in recent years. In 2019, a viral video allegedly showed McGregor attacking an older man in a Dublin bar, and in 2018 he also pled guilty to disorderly conduct after attacking a bus filled with fellow UFC fighters.
The UFC “double champ” and the only Cage Warriors “double champ” has been vacationing in the region as part of a public awareness campaign about water conservation, although he has taken plenty of time for vacationing. McGregor recently proposed to his long time girlfriend Dee Devlin, who was traveling with him at the time.
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Another day closer to #TheCrossing! Great work today with her highness Princess Charlene of Monaco! Training between the elements of night and day to prepare for our 180km voyage from Corsica to Monaco by sea bike. We are estimating upwards of 30 hours for completion. This September 12th! We are ready! @fondationprincessecharlene working diligently to promote water safety and ocean hygiene. @hshprincesscharlene @mcgregorfast @reebok
Recently, the UFC fighter has posted on his social media about a return to the octagon in the near future, after a strong showing against Donald Cerrone in January. He claimed the USADA showed up to his yatch during the trip for random drug testing.
While the UFC has taken some steps to sanction the Irish superstar for his misbehavior in the past, they have always managed to reconcile and keep Conor of their roster. McGregor is widely considered to be not just the highest paid fighter in MMA, but a significant revenue creator for the UFC.