CONOR MCGREGOR has been arrested in Corsica for alleged sexual assault and indecent exposure.
The UFC star “vigorously” denies all the accusations against him.
McGregor had been preparing for a 180km voyage designed to raise awareness of water safety.
According to the AFP news agency, the Irishman has been arrested and taken into custody following the allegedly incident.
The prosecutor's office wrote in a statement: “Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr. Conor Anthony McGregor was the subject of a hearing by the police.”
No other details of the charges against him have been provided.
A representative for McGregor has told TMZ Sports: "Conor McGregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct."
“He has been interviewed and released.”
McGregor has spent the last few weeks in the Corsica region with his fiancé Dee Devlin.
He made a guest appearance at the ceremony for the beginning of the Tour de France, where he appeared alongside the Princess and Prince Albert II.
The Crumlin-born fight had been due to take part in a 24-hour charity challenge this weekend.
His arrest comes just a day after McGregor appeared to hint at a possible return to UFC.
What’s going on here @ufc? USADA have just arrived to my yacht this morning for testing?
I’ve retired guys!
But go on then, I’ll allow them test me. It’s all natural here baby!
Forever and always, God Bless 🙏
180km across the Mediterranean Sea tomorrow! LET’S GO!! pic.twitter.com/xjk0wvci0n
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 11, 2020
The speculation comes after it emerged McGregor is still in the USADA testing pool and was required to take a drug test while on his yacht in Corsica.
McGregor is no stranger to controversy.
Back in 2019, he drew criticism after he was caught on film punching an older man in a Dublin pub.
Prior to that, he was up on charges of disorderly conduct in a New York court after attacking a bus filled with fellow UFC fighters.