The Irish Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star, Conor McGregor, who had been arrested on Thursday in Corsica, was released this Saturday without charge and firmly denies “all accusations of bad behavior”, confirmed sources agreeing.
“Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing events that could be classified as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Conor Anthony Mac Gregor had been the subject of a hearing before the gendarmerie services, as a detainee,” the prosecution wrote in a statement transmitted to AFP.
Your lawyer, Emmanuelle Ramon, He told AFP that his client “was released before the legal end of the detention period and without any judicial control” after the complaint filed against him, which the lawyer described as “abusive.”
The spokesperson for the MMA star sent a statement from United States in which it specified that McGregor denied “categorically any accusation of bad behavior.”
Conor McGregor, 32, had announced his retirement from sports in June, after having announced it on two other occasions, in 2016 and 2019. But on those two occasions he then reversed his plans.
Figure of Ultimate Fighting Championship, the main organizer of fights in MMA, Conor McGregor He is one of the most popular and highest paid fighters in history, an icon of this sport, which unites various martial arts and allows kicks and the use of the fist, knee and elbow, as well as the blows on the ground and other keys. All this in a closed space, the octagon.
Mcgregor held the title UFC from featherweights from 2015 to 2016 and from lightweights from 2016 to 2018. His popularity soared when he participated in a controversial boxing match against the American legend Floyd Mayweather, in August 2017 in Las Vegas, where he made large profits and increased his fame despite the defeat.