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Conor McGregor arrested for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure

Conor McGregor has been arrested and released for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure at a bar in Corsica.

Conor McGregor arrested for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure
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MMA star Conor McGregor has been arrested and released for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure at a bar in Corsica, according to French media outlet Le Parisien.

The former two-weight UFC champion was spoken to by police before being released following the alleged incidents in a bar.

The Irish fighter has been in the region preparing for a 180km voyage to raise awareness of water safety. He was due to start the trip from Corsica to Monaco on Saturday alongside Princess Charlene of Monaco but was forced to withdraw.

Arrested following incident in bar

The 32-year-old was arrested and taken into custody following an incident in a bar after a complaint was lodged with police on Thursday. A statement from the prosecutor read: "Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr. Conor Anthony Mac Gregor was the subject of a hearing by the police."

Denied allegations

McGregor denied the allegations through his representative who said: "Conor McGregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct. He has been interviewed and released."

The Dubliner has not fought since he beat Donald Cerrone in January. His plans to fight three times this year were interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and he retired in June for a third time in four years.