According to reports, newly retired UFC star Conor McGregor was arrested on a popular island in southern France earlier this week for attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure.
A Corsican court official confirmed the arrest in a statement to AFP, TMZ Sports reported. According to the official, the alleged incident occurred on Thursday.
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“Following a complaint filed on September 10 in which he denounced 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 gendarmerie services”
Further details on the incident were not immediately known.
A McGregor spokesperson told TMZ Sports Saturday that he “vigorously denies any allegations of misconduct” and that he has been “interviewed and released”.
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The 32-year-old UFC fighter announced his retirement in June for the third time. But according to ESPN, it hasn’t officially filed the documents yet.
On Friday, McGregor shared that the United States Anti-Doping Agency boarded his yacht for testing.
“What’s going on here @UFC?” he said in a tweet. “Did USADA just arrive at my yacht this morning for testing? I’m retired guys! But go ahead then, I’ll let them test me. It’s all natural here, baby! “
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He announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin on Instagram last month.