UFC superstar Conor McGregor surprisingly announced his retirement on Tuesday morning.  Later in the day news came out that confirmed a rumor that has been around for a few months.

McGregor is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault in Ireland.

Via New York Times:

Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest star and one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, is under investigation in Ireland after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December, according to four people familiar with the investigation.

McGregor has not been charged with a crime. Following the usual protocol in criminal investigations in Ireland and much of Europe, where a formal charge does not necessarily follow an arrest, McGregor was arrested in January, questioned by law enforcement authorities and released pending further investigation, according to the people.

This might explain McGregor’s retirement news, especially if it’s true.  His fighting career might be over anyway.  Although he wouldn’t be the first fighter to ever go through something like this and fight again.

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