Conor McGregor is allegedly under investigation in Ireland following an undercover women levied allegations of sexual assault contrary to the prior two division UFC winner last December.

” the New York Times reported that the news on Tuesday citing four people familiar with the investigation.

The 30-year old has not been charged with a crime although according to the New York Times’ sources, he was detained in January, questioned by police and later released pending further investigation. Formal charges do not follow a arrest along with the allegations have yet to be shown.

The girl making the allegation said that the episode happened at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin. McGregor frequents the hotel, in accordance with an unnamed person in the New York Times report, renting the penthouse room. His last trip was thought to maintain December 2018. 

“Hey guys quick announcement, I have decided to retire from the game formally referred to as “Mixed Martial Art” now. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in contest, “the Irishman wrote on Twitter. “I join my former partners within this venture, already in retirement. ”

Karen J. Kessler, a publicist dealing together with McGregor, released an announcement on Tuesday addressing the rumors and dispelled the belief that the fighter’s retirement had anything related to those allegations. 

“This narrative was circulating for a while and it’s uncertain why it’s being reported now,” Kessler said in an announcement reported by ESPN.

“The assumption that the Conor retirement announcement now is related for this rumor is totally false. ”

According to the report citing a person familiar with the investigation, police recovered evidence from the hotel room and also have secured camera footage that was overburdened.

According to the New York Timesan internal memo by the broadcaster RTE leaked openly later McGregor’s arrest. The record was stamped “maybe not to get publication/broadcast” in capital letters. It was published on Jan. 18 and explained McGregor appeared at the police station at 5 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Legislation in Ireland restrict news media from identifying individuals charged with sexual assault unless they’re convicted. Publications can face libel and violation of privacy suits. Publication after a charge is registered may lead to contempt of court indictment.

McGregor last fought October 2018 losing to lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov through submission.  About March 11, McGregor was arrested in Miami, Fla. and charged using strongarmed robbery and criminal mischief after supposedly going for a fan’s phone and stomping about it. 

He completed five years of community service and anger management classes in nyc for attacking a bus carrying UFC fighters throughout UFC 223 media afternoon. 

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