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- Conor McGregor advised the media and roughly 2,500 followers on the Pearl Theater within the Palms on line casino, Las Vegas, that he has “accomplished nothing fallacious” with regard to sexual assault allegations.
- The New York Occasions reported final yr that McGregor was dealing with two separate sexual assault allegations which the Irish police, referred to as the Gardai, have been investigating. His publicist denied the allegations.
- The Irishman addressed the allegations at a press at a convention on Wednesday, three days earlier than his UFC 246 principal occasion bout towards Donald Cerrone.
- Nevertheless, when a reporter requested concerning the standing of the police investigations in Eire, they have been booed by MMA followers so loudly hardly anybody on the venue might truly hear the query.
- Cerrone did not give McGregor time to reply as he advised the media “we’re right here to speak concerning the battle.”
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LAS VEGAS — A reporter requested Conor McGregor about sexual assault allegations at a UFC occasion, however MMA followers booed him so loudly just a few individuals on the venue might truly hear the query.
It occurred on the 2,500 capability Pearl Theater contained in the Palms Resort On line casino close to the Las Vegas strip in Paradise, Nevada, three days earlier than the Irishman headlines the UFC 246 present on the T-Cellular Area in a non-title welterweight bout towards Donald Cerrone.
One of many first questions on the convention, which Enterprise Insider attended, was about McGregor’s authorized points. Within the final two years he has been seen on video throwing a metallic trolley at a UFC bus carrying athletes, grabbing a fan’s telephone earlier than stomping on it and strolling away with it in Miami, and throwing a punch at an older man in a Dublin pub. He issued a grovelling apology on ESPN final yr over the punch incident.
The New York Occasions additionally reported that McGregor was dealing with two separate sexual assault allegations which the Irish police, referred to as the Gardai, have been investigating. His publicist denied the allegations final yr.
The fighter broke his silence earlier this week, telling ESPN that “time will inform all.”
On Wednesday, he stated: “Guys, I’ve finished nothing flawed right here.”
Nevertheless it was not the one time he was requested concerning the allegations throughout Wednesday’s occasion.
As one other reporter tried to ask a query concerning the allegations, he was booed so loudly hardly anybody contained in the theater might hear it.
The reporter needed to know concerning the standing of the Gardai’s investigations, however Cerrone did not give his opponent, McGregor, time to reply. “We’re right here to speak a few struggle, nothing he does outdoors a battle,” he stated. “Why you gotta maintain going there?”
The followers weren’t the one ones to activate the media
Cerrone additionally blasted members of the press, albeit with a wry smile on his face, saying: “I do not give a f— concerning the media.”
As a result of conduct between McGregor and Cerrone had been cordial, the UFC veteran stated the media could also be sad as a result of “you guys ain’t getting the clickbait and all of the s— you need.”
Speaking about McGregor, he then stated: “As a person, my hat’s off to this son of a b—-.”
Cerrone even stated that analysts who stated Cerrone’s greatest probabilities of success have been by using his jiu jitsu base fairly than partaking McGregor in a hanging struggle wanted to “get a f—— actual life.”
He stated: “For all you analysts and specialists who’re asking the questions you would be f—— silly to assume this man does not have jiu jitsu protection or wrestling protection.
“So for me to only stroll in, [thinking], ‘I’ll take him down and submit him,’ get a f—— actual life man.
“We will go in there and struggle our asses off. That is what is going on to occur.”