UFC superstar Conor McGregor has reportedly been arrested for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure in Corsica.
The former two-weight UFC champion is in the area for a fundraising event, but was taken into custody after an incident at a bar was reported to police on Thursday.
McGregor is in France with his fiancee and two children and was arrested just hours before the 130km bike charity race from Corsica to Monaco, which he was set to take part in through a joint campaign with Princess Charlene of Monaco to highlight water safety.
However he has since been released without charge, according to multiple sources.
“Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr. Conor Anthony McGregor was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services,” a statement from the prosecutor’s office given to AFP read.
While no further details of the incident have been released, the 32-year-old’s manager has come out forcefully in the Irishman’s defence.
“I am irate and putting out a warning loud and clear: Conor McGregor is not and will not be a target for those seeking to score a headline or a payday,” Audie Attar said in an e-mail to The Post.
The latest incident wraps up a colourful week for ‘Notorious’, with the US anti-doping agency testing him a matter of days ago despite him retiring (for a third time) in June.
‘’What’s going on here UFC,” McGregor tweeted.
“I’ve retired guys! But go on then, I’ll allow them to test me. It’s all natural baby!’’
In January, McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout at UFC246, winning the bout 40 seconds in via technical knockout.
On June 6, he took to social media to tell his fans he was retiring from fighting.