(Dublin) Star fighter Conor McGregor is the subject of assault allegations by a woman in Ireland.
The civil suit – there is one case for assault and another for personal injury – was filed this week in the High Court of Ireland, citing McGregor and another man as defendants.
The 32-year-old is back after a year-long hiatus to deliver a rematch to Dustin Poirier at the UFC 257 gala on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Irish laws limit the publication of allegations in the public arena, but the New York Times reported that the alleged victim is alleging she was raped by McGregor in a hotel room in 2018.
A spokesperson for McGregor mentioned that Irish police investigated the case and chose not to lay criminal charges.
Dave Coleman, the lawyer for the alleged victim, declined to comment, except to say that “the case is before the High Court in Dublin”.
McGregor is not in his first legal trouble. In 2019, he was fined in a court in Dublin for punching a man in a bar. Earlier this year, he was accused of smashing a supporter’s phone outside a Miami Beach hotel.
In 2018, the Irishman pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace after he threw a devil at a bus that carried UFC fighters to Barclays Center in Brooklyn.