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Sports A reporter was loudly booed by MMA fans at a UFC event after asking Conor McGregor about the sexual assault allegations made against him

15:45  16 january  2020
15:45  16 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Coach: McGregor 'the best I've seen him' ahead of UFC 246

  Coach: McGregor 'the best I've seen him' ahead of UFC 246 Conor McGregor's head coach has high expectations for his fighter's return at UFC 246 on Jan. 18. John Kavanagh said on social media Wednesday that McGregor is looking better than ever heading into his welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone. Jan 1st, last heavy spar today before going to Vegas. Can honestly say this is the best i've seen him and i wasn't sure that was possible to do 6 months ago. You guys are in for a real treat, i'm just gladJohn Kavanagh said on social media Wednesday that McGregor is looking better than ever heading into his welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone.

When a reporter asked about the status of the two investigations, McGregor ’s fans , several hundred of whom packed the Pearl Theater at the Palms On Wednesday, while White and Cerrone addressed the question about the status of the sexual assault allegations , McGregor waited in silence for the

Hours after Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, the New York Times has reported that he is under investigation over allegations of sexual assault . Conor McGregor : UFC star announces 'retirement from MMA '. Read more.

Conor McGregor holding a microphone© Photo by AP Photo/John Locher
  • Conor McGregor told the media and approximately 2,500 fans at the Pearl Theater in the Palms casino, Las Vegas, that he has "done nothing wrong" in regards to sexual assault allegations.
  • The New York Times reported last year that McGregor was facing two separate sexual assault allegations which the Irish police, called the Gardai, have been investigating. His publicist denied the allegations.
  • The Irishman addressed the allegations at a press at a conference on Wednesday, three days before his UFC 246 main event bout against Donald Cerrone.
  • However, when a reporter asked about the status of the police investigations in Ireland, they were booed by MMA fans so loudly hardly anyone at the venue could actually hear the question.
  • Cerrone didn't give McGregor time to answer as he told the media "we're here to talk about the fight."
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LAS VEGAS - A reporter asked Conor McGregor about sexual assault allegations at a UFC event, but MMA fans booed him so loudly only a few people at the venue could actually hear the question.

Coach: McGregor has not lost support in Ireland

  Coach: McGregor has not lost support in Ireland Conor McGregor is as popular as ever in Ireland despite his inactivity in the cage and legal troubles, according to longtime head coach John Kavanagh. Kavanagh said whenever he and McGregor - who returns to the cage against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday - are in public together, all he sees are "mobs of fans asking for pictures." “I’d love for people to spend a little bit of time, like I do, driving through town with Conor or having to call into a shop with Conor, and being mobbed for selfies and people shaking his hand and congratulating him,” Kavanagh said on a conference call, according to MMA Fighting's Peter Carroll.

Conor McGregor has broken his silence about two separate sexual assault allegations . The New York Times reported in March that Irish police A journalist was told to 'act like a normal guy' after pressing Conor McGregor on the sexual assault allegations that have been made against him .

Conor McGregor and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone engaged in a pre-fight press conference Wednesday in advance of their UFC 246 main event bout Reporter Morgan P. Campbell was shouted down by the fans after asking McGregor about the status of sexual assault allegations made against the

It happened at the 2,500 capacity Pearl Theater inside the Palms Resort Casino near the Las Vegas strip in Paradise, Nevada, three days before the Irishman headlines the UFC 246 show at the T-Mobile Arena in a non-title welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone.

One of the first questions at the conference, which Business Insider attended, was about McGregor's legal issues. In the last two years he has been seen on video throwing a metal trolley at a UFC bus carrying athletes, grabbing a fan's phone before stomping on it and walking away with it in Miami, and throwing a punch at an older man in a Dublin pub. He issued a grovelling apology on ESPN last year over the punch incident.

The New York Times also reported that McGregor was facing two separate sexual assault allegations which the Irish police, called the Gardai, have been investigating. His publicist denied the allegations last year.

McGregor: No bad blood with Cerrone ahead of UFC 246

  McGregor: No bad blood with Cerrone ahead of UFC 246 Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone shook hands at the start of the UFC 246 pre-fight press conference. That was the first hint there's no bitterness between the two ahead of Saturday's welterweight bout in Las Vegas. "I have respect for Donald," McGregor said Wednesday evening. "He has earned my respect through his activity and through just observing him. He steps up. He goes through divisions also - not many a man in the business does that. He'sThat was the first hint there's no bitterness between the two ahead of Saturday's welterweight bout in Las Vegas.

Rumors that McGregor had been involved in a sexual assault had been swirling across social “The victim is too afraid to make a formal complaint at the moment, but that could change at a later date. After becoming aware of the allegations last month the sportsman told gardaí, through his solicitor

Everything We Know About The Conor McGregor Sexual Assault Allegations . McGregor was also accused of fathering a child with another woman a few years back, but DNA evidence exonerated “Notorious” and proved he was not the father. Still, the lingering backlash from those accusations took

The fighter broke his silence earlier this week, telling ESPN that "time will tell all."

On Wednesday, he said: "Guys, I have done nothing wrong here."

But it was not the only time he was asked about the allegations during Wednesday's event.

As another reporter attempted to ask a question about the allegations, he was booed so loudly hardly anyone inside the theater could hear it.

The reporter wanted to know about the status of the Gardai's investigations, but Cerrone didn't give his opponent, McGregor, time to answer. "We're here to talk about a fight, nothing he does outside a fight," he said. "Why you gotta keep going there?"

The fans were not the only ones to turn on the media

Donald Cerrone wearing a suit and tie© Photo by AP Photo/John Locher

Cerrone also blasted members of the press, albeit with a wry smile on his face, saying: "I don't give a f--- about the media."

Because conduct between McGregor and Cerrone had been cordial, the UFC veteran said the media may be unhappy because "you guys ain't getting the clickbait and all the s--- you want."

UFC 246 weigh-in results: McGregor, Cerrone hit welterweight limit

  UFC 246 weigh-in results: McGregor, Cerrone hit welterweight limit Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone made weight Friday morning ahead of their welterweight main event at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas. Both fighters tipped the scale at 170 pounds - one pound under the limit for non-title bouts. Here are the full UFC 246 weigh-in results: Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET) Conor McGregor (170) vs. Donald Cerrone (170) Holly Holm (135.5) vs. Raquel Pennington (136) Aleksei Oleinik (238) vs. Maurice Greene (243)Claudia Gadelha (115.5) vs. Alexa Grasso (121.5)*Anthony Pettis (155.5) vs. Diego Ferreira (155.5)Preliminary card (ESPN at 8 p.m. ET)Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs. Maycee Barber (126)Andre Fili (145.5) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (146)Tim Elliott (125.5) vs.

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has for the first time directly denied allegations of sexual assault that McGregor , 31, initially declined to talk about the allegations , which But McGregor said there were no issues with making the fight and added he had a “clean slate” before

Silver-tongued Dubliner Conor McGregor ditched his usual style of brash fight promotion late on One reporter during the press conference was met with a scowl from UFC boss Dana White and a chorus of boos from the audience when he attempted to get a quote from McGregor regarding the

Talking about McGregor, he then said: "As a man, my hat's off to this son of a b----."

Cerrone even said that analysts who said Cerrone's best chances of success were by utilizing his jiu jitsu base rather than engaging McGregor in a striking fight needed to "get a f------ real life."

He said: "For all you analysts and experts who are asking the questions you'd be f------ stupid to think this man doesn't have jiu jitsu defense or wrestling defense.

"So for me to just walk in, [thinking], 'I'm going to take him down and submit him,' get a f------ real life man.

"We're going to go in there and fight our asses off. That's what's going to happen."

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