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Irish Police Reportedly Investigating Conor McGregor Over Sexual Assault Accusation

Conor McGregor talking into a microphone next to his UFC belt.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor addresses the media during the UFC 205 press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Irish police are reportedly investigating former UFC star Conor McGregor after a woman accused him of sexual assault.

According to a report from the New York Times, McGregor has not been charged with a crime, but is under investigation for the alleged incident from December 2018.

The NYT reported McGregor was arrested in January, but was not formally charged with a crime. "A formal charge does not necessarily follow an arrest" in "criminal investigations in Ireland and much of Europe," the Times reported.

Police reportedly questioned McGregor following his arrest in January.

Here's more from the Times:

The woman making the allegation said it occurred at the Beacon Hotel, an establishment attached to a business park on the edge of Dublin.

There is little to suggest it would be a haunt for one of Ireland’s best-known sports figures, a multimillionaire with a loyal, global fan base. McGregor is an occasional guest there, usually booking its sole penthouse room, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Earlier this week, McGregor announced his retirement from the UFC.

"Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today," McGregor said on Twitter. "I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!"

Stay tuned for more on the case.