Conor McGregor spokesperson issues statement following news of sexual assault investigation

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Earlier this afternoon the New York Times reported that UFC star Conor McGregor was being investigated by Ireland police following sexual assault allegations.

According to the report, Conor McGregor has not been charged with any crime and an investigation is ongoing.

It is being alleged that “Mystic Mac” sexually assaulted a woman at Beacon Hotel, an establishment attached to a business park on the edge of Dublin.

The news comes less than twenty-four hours after Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts on Twitter.

“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!”

Most recently, a spokesperson for Conor McGregor released the following statement addressing both the Irish stars retirement as well as the sexual assault allegations.

“This story has been circulating for some time and it is unclear why it is being reported now. The assumption that the Conor retirement announcement today is related to this rumor is absolutely false. Should Conor fight in the future it must be in an environment where fighters are respected for their value, their skill, their hard work and their dedication to the sport.” – Karen Kessler – Spokesperson for Conor McGregor

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