A Dublin woman is accusing Conor McGregor of assaulting her on his yacht in Ibiza.
The alleged incident took place last July. According to a complaint obtained by the Majorca Daily Bulletin, a Spanish newspaper, McGregor allegedly punched the woman in the face and kicked her in the midsection. The woman also alleges that McGregor threatened to drown her.
The complaint says that the incident occurred following McGregor’s birthday party at a night club. The woman says she grew up with McGregor in Dublin, and met up with him and some friends for his birthday. The party then migrated to McGregor’s yacht between 3 and 4 in the morning. The woman said that she “feared for her life” and fled the boat by jumping off.
“It was as if he was possessed. I knew I had to leave the boat because I thought he was going to kill me,” the woman reportedly told Irish police. “He’s a criminal. I think he would have killed me if I hadn’t left the yacht.”
McGregor spokeswoman Karen Kessler denied the allegations in a statement to ESPN.
“Over six months ago an incident was alleged and after a police review, the matter was not pursued. Mr. McGregor is steadfast in his denial of all the accusations made by a guest on his boat,” Kessler said.
McGregor’s had a number of run-ins with the law, particularly over the last few years. In 2018, he infamously threw a dolly at a bus following a UFC press conference. He was charged with criminal mischief and settled lawsuits with multiple UFC fighters.
In 2019, he was caught on video punching a man in a Dublin bar. Then, in 2020, he was accused of sexual assault in Corsica, France. However, French police did not pursue that case, citing lack of evidence.
It is unclear whether this incident will affect McGregor’s projected return to the UFC this year. His last fight was a 2021 loss to Dustin Poirier in which McGregor snapped his leg. The UFC is reportedly considering bringing him back to coach the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. His rumored opponents include lightweight stars Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson. In either case, the UFC would likely aim to set up a McGregor-headlined event sometime this summer.
If the past is any indication, McGregor won’t face any serious charges, but right now the situation is up in the air.
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