Conor McGregor is that loudmouthed Mixed Martial Arts star who decided to go toe-to-toe with one of the greatest boxers ever in Floyd Mayweather Jr – in his sport. To be clear, they are very different.
If you watched that fight, it almost seemed like McGregor could beat the 50-0 undefeated star but it soon became clear that he was overmatched and also ran out of steam.
And on the day that Conor McGregor announced his retirement, something insane happened.
It would be like an average high school track star challenging Usain Bolt to a race. There’s just no way any high schooler is defeating the fastest human of all time.
Recently, McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on social media.
He tweeted, “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!”
And on that same day, it was announced that the Irish MMA star was also accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Dublin in December.
He has not been formally charged with the crime according to the New York Times but the investigation is ongoing.
It was reported that the woman alleged she was attacked at a hotel in South Dublin, west of the neighborhood where McGregor grew up.
Irish news institutions reported on the case for months but are barred by law from naming a suspect in sexual assault cases before a conviction.
According to the report, Irish police are not saying whether McGregor is the suspect of the investigation at this time.
According to Karen Kessler, McGregor’s legal counsel, “This story has been circulating for some time, and it is unclear why it is being reported now.”
Obviously, it hadn’t reached the United States then.
Kessler also said, “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.”
The retirement and the accusation happened only a few hours apart.
McGregor is no stranger to violence outside of the octagon or the ring either.
Last April, McGregor was involved in an incident where he threw a dolly at a bus window, intending to hit a number of UFC fighters and managers on board and multiple people were injured.
McGregor was charged with 12 criminal charges including two counts of felony criminal mischief. What happened with that you might ask?
He pleaded down his charges at the Kings County Supreme Criminal Courthouse in Brooklyn New York to a single violation of disorderly conduct and escaped a prison sentence.
He wrote, “I just want to say I’m thankful to the D.A. and the judge for allowing me to move forward. I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans: Thank you for the support.”
That’s celebrity privilege, folks.