NEW YORK, USA – Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, who has announced he is retiring, is under investigation in his native Ireland on an accusation of sexual assault, the New York Times has reported.
The New York Times was quick to clarify though that McGregor has not been charged with a crime and the investigation “does not imply that McGregor is guilty of a crime.”
But the newspaper said McGregor had been questioned by law enforcement authorities in January after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December, Agence France Presse, an international news agency which ran the news said, citing The New York Times.
A spokesman for Ireland’s police service would not confirm to the newspaper that McGregor was a suspect in the alleged assault, said the AFP report.
The Times reportedly cited 4 unnamed sources in the report. It came even as McGregor, star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship wrote on Twitter that he had decided to retire from his career inside the octagon.
“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today,” McGregor wrote. “I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.”