Conor McGregor is set to end his fifteen-month hiatus this weekend when he takes on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246.
The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ahead of the fight, McGregor has opened up about his sexual assault allegations. The New York Times had reported that the Irishmen was under investigation for sexual assault allegations.
The New York Times then published a report in October of 2019 citing another sexual assault investigation taking place against Conor McGregor involving a different accuser.
In an exclusive interview with Ariel Helwani, asked the Irishmen about the sexual assault accusations. He said that he wasn’t allowed to talk about these accusations.
Conor McGregor denies all accusations
“Look, just no,” McGregor said. “I can’t say anything about this. It just has to take place.”
“Time. Patience is a skill we must master. Patience is one of the most valuable skills a human being must master. I am working hard to master it, and I feel I am getting there. Time will show all. That’s it right now. I’m focused on the belt. I’m focused on positivity, good thoughts.
“I will say a prayer for those who try and cross me and bring harm to me with these type of things and that’s it.”
“Yes, of course [I deny the allegations]. Of course. Seriously,” he said. “Time, please. Time will reveal all. That’s it.” (h/t – BJPENN.com)
Conor McGregor is coming off of a fourth-round submission loss to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. His fight against Cerrone will be first in nearly fifteen months.
UFC 246 Fight Card:
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
145 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo
What do you guys think about Conor McGregor’s response to the sexual assault allegations?