Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor was taken into custody in Corsica on Saturday amid allegations of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure.Officials in Corsica, a French island territory in the Mediterranean, confirmed his detainment in a statement to AFP.
“Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing facts likely to be qualified as attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, Conor Anthony McGregor was the subject of a hearing ... under the custody regime,” said a statement from the prosecutor’s office in the Corsican city of Bastia.
No other details were provided.
A McGregor representative, in a statement to TMZ, denied McGregor was facing legal issues in Corsica.
“Conor McGregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct. He has been interviewed and released,” the statement read.
McGregor, a 32-year-old Irishman, has been vacationing in the region on a yacht with his fiancee, Dee Devlin, and their two children.He announced his retirement in June but it is believed he intends to return to the Octagon. Just Friday, he posted a photo to social media that said authorities had arrived at the yacht for drug testing.
McGregor has a history of legal issues that includes reaching a plea deal in 2018 related to an attack on a bus in Brooklyn and pleading guilty to an assault in a Dublin pub last year.