Conor McGregor is being investigated in Ireland over a sexual assault allegation, reports The New York Times.
According to the newspaper, McGregor is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s in a parked vehicle outside of a Dublin pub last week. The UFC fighter has not been charged, and the police have not interviewed him about the allegation.
"Conor McGregor is frequently the subject of rumors," a publicist told the Times in an emailed statement. "He emphatically denies any report accusing him of sexual assault."
This is the second time in less than 12 months that McGregor has been accused of sexual assault. In March, the Times reported he was under investigation after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin in December 2018. He was arrested and questioned by police in January, but released pending further investigation.
McGregor is due in court on Nov. 1 after being charged with assault for punching a man in a Dublin bar in April. Video footage captured McGregor walking into the Marble Arch pub and ordering a drink. The man declined multiple offers of the drink, which prompted the former UFC champion to punch him in the face. McGregor was immediately escorted out.