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MMA star Conor McGregor arrested in Corsica for alleged assault - report

Irishman taken into police custody in France

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been taken into police custody in Corsica on suspicion of assault, AFP reported on Saturday.

"Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted assault, Mr Conor Anthony Mac Gregor [sic] was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services," the prosecutor's office said in a statement to the agency.

The statement gave no details of the alleged offences in the French region.

McGregor held the UFC featherweight title from 2015 to 2016 and lightweight crown from 2016 to 2018. He lost to American legend Floyd Mayweather in 2017 in a lucrative boxing match.

In June, he announced his retirement for the third time, after twice returning to the octagon.

Updated: September 12, 2020 09:05 PM

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