UFC legend Conor McGregor is awaiting the review of evidence that could determine his fate in the midst of his most recent scandal.
French authorities are reviewing the results of “key physical tests” in the case against 32-year-old McGregor, who stands accused of sexual assault and indecent exposure while vacationing on an island in the south of France.
“Key physical tests were carried out on the suspect, but the results will not be known until after the weekend,” an investigating source said on Sunday via The Sun. “These tests are of a routine nature following incidents like this, but they take time, to make sure there is no doubt about them.”
The authorities are also reviewing video evidence obtained from fellow vacationers and security footage that may have captured the incident on tape.
“It is also possible that the incident being complained about was filmed. It took place in a very busy place, where fixed cameras are situated everywhere,” the source said. “Lots of holidaymakers would also have been filming and taking pictures on their phones, so they also need to be spoken to.”
McGregor was on a romantic vacation with fiancée, Dee Devlin, with whom he has two children, in Corsica when the alleged incident occurred. He was taken into police custody and questioned on Friday and was released a day later uncharged. The criminal case remains active.
McGregor vehemently denies the accusations which his attorney characterized as, “abusive.” His manager, Audie Attar, implied the unnamed accuser may have pernicious motives and that his client is a victim.
“I am irate and putting out a warning loud and clear,” Attar said, “Conor McGregor is not and will not be a target for those seeking to score a headline or a payday.”
This is far from the first time the former MMA star has been embroiled in legal troubles. In 2019, he was sentenced to a court-ordered anger management course and community service in Brooklyn after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct for smashing a steel dolly into a bus outside of the Barclays Center. UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa was hospitalized as a result of the attack.
McGregor was arrested in Miami after smashing a fan’s cell phone outside of the Fontainebleu hotel in South Beach. He was also caught on tape punching an elderly man in an Irish pub in 2019.
UFC president Dana White addressed McGregor’s situation on Saturday following the UFC Vegas 10 event.
“I’m not defending Conor in any way shape or form, I don’t know enough about the situation to talk about it at all,” White told reporters. “But I do know I’ve gone out with him publicly before and it is bats–t nuts.
“Whether you’re retired or not retired you can get yourself into trouble.”
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