Conor McGregor is making headlines again this week, and as usual, it’s not in the good way.
Last week we reported that Conor McGregor was on lockdown at his Moscow hotel after the lobby was overrun by an angry mob. Russians were protesting his presence in the country after he had made controversial and hateful remarks about Dagestan, the hometown of one of his UFC competitors. Controversy continues to threaten McGregor’s career today, as his manager spoke out on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to defend his client against a third emerging sexual assault allegation.
The New York Times first reported on an assault allegation made against McGregor in his native Ireland earlier this year. Since that article was published in March, two more complaints of a similar nature have emerged. But McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, doubled down on his defense of the UFC star this morning.
“He vehemently denies any allegation of sexual misconduct or any wrongdoing,” Attar said. “We vehemently deny it, and he does as well. At the end of the day we know who he is, he knows who he is, and we know what the truth is, so what we have to do is focus on the positives. And while there’s been all this different stuff in the media and the rumor mills if you will, he’s had a great year from a business standpoint.”
“He’s had a great year from a business standpoint” is definitely not the strongest defense I’ve ever heard of someone accused of rape, but you’ve got to give Attar credit for getting creative with it!