Police investigating Conor McGregor over sexual assault accusation

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Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is under investigation in Ireland after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December.

The news comes less than twenty-four hours after “Mystic Mac” announced that he was retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts.

Conor McGregor took to Twitter late yesterday evening with the following statement announcing his retirement from MMA.

“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!”

Rumors that Conor McGregor was being investigated for sexual assault began back in December, when longtime MMA media insider Dizz (TalkMMA) reported the allegations on Twitter.

Most recently a report from The New York Times stated that Conor McGregor is being investigated for sexual assault allegations, but no charges have been made as of this time.

Following the usual protocol in criminal investigations in Ireland, where a formal charge does not necessarily follow an arrest, McGregor was arrested in January, questioned by law enforcement authorities and released pending further investigation, according to the people.

The allegations have not been proven and the fact that an investigation is continuing does not imply that Conor McGregor is guilty of a crime.

The woman making the allegations against McGregor said the incident occurred at the Beacon Hotel, an establishment attached to a business park on the edge of Dublin.

Stay tuned to BJPENN.com for further updates.