Conor McGregor has been arrested on the French island of Corsica for ‘attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition’ after a complaint was tabled against the UFC star.
The former featherweight and lightweight champion, who has a history of getting into trouble with the authorities, is in police custody.
A statement from the Bastia prosecutor’s office to AFP news agency read: “Following a complaint filed on September 10 in which events that could be classified as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition were denounced, Mr. Conor Anthony McGregor was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services, in custody police.”
McGregor has not fought in the UFC since his victory over Donald Cerrone in January.
The 32-year-old claims he has retired from mixed martial arts but there are rumours he could make a comeback for a potential blockbuster rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor has been in the city of Bastia training for a 180km voyage to raise awareness of water safety.
But he had to pull out of the event which started today because of the charges brought against him.
Previously, the Notorious was charged with a count of strong-armed robbery and misdemeanour criminal mischief when he grabbed and smashed a fan’s mobile phone last March.
The case was eventually thrown out with all charges dropped.
A month later McGregor was fined £861 because he assaulted an old man in a Dublin pub after he refused a shot of the Irishman’s Proper 12 whiskey.
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