What Will it Take for the UFC to Cut Ties with Conor McGregor?

For the second time this year, the New York Times is reporting that Conor McGregor is being investigated over a sexual assault allegation.

This time, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight titleholder is alleged to have sexually assaulted a young woman inside a car outside of a West Dublin pub on Oct. 11. An article published in the tabloid The Irish Sun about the same incident — it does not mention McGregor by name due to Ireland’s privacy laws — reports that the “sports star” was stopped by police after the alleged victim reported him for rape. His car and items of clothing were seized and are being forensically examined. McGregor is reportedly yet to be questioned. This is the fifth time in the last two years that McGregor has been charged with or connected to serious criminal activity.

Among numerous speeding citations and a deplorable incident at Bellator 187 in which he jumped into the cage and assaulted referee Marc Goddard in the course of celebrating a teammate’s victory, McGregor has attacked a moving bus full of UFC fighters and staff during UFC 223 fight week, leading to assault and criminal mischief charges that were eventually quashed through a languid plea deal; come under investigation for another sexual assault, which allegedly occurred in December 2018 at a South Dublin hotel; been arrested and charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief for smashing a fan’s smart phone; and attacked an old man in Dublin pub for refusing a shot of whiskey.

You can read the rest of this article at Sherdog.com.

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