Conor McGregor is reportedly being investigated by Irish police over sexual assault allegations

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  • Conor McGregor is being investigated by Irish police over a sexual assault accusation, according to The New York Times.
  • The accuser said the alleged assault took place at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, in December.
  • McGregor was arrested and questioned by police in January, but later released. He has not been charged with a crime.

Irish police are investigating Conor McGregor over a sexual assault allegation, according to The New York Times.

According to a report seen by the Times released on Tuesday, McGregor was arrested in January and questioned by police but was later released. He has not been charged with a crime.

The woman who made the accusation said the assault took place at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, in December. According to The Times, McGregor has been known to occasionally stay at the hotel, and usually rented the top penthouse. He last stayed in December, according to the report.

According to The Times, Irish news media have reported on the issue since news of the assault broke in January, but have not used McGregor's name, due to libel and breach of privacy lawsuit risks.

McGregor's attorney did not respond to request for comment to The Times. An American publicist for McGregor told The Times that they would not comment on "rumors."

McGregor, one of the most famous fighters in UFC, announced his retirement via Twitter on Tuesday. He last fought Khabib Nurmagomedov in September 2018.

This story is developing.

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