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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

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

Fans boo reporter for asking Conor McGregor about sexual assault allegations at UFC 246 presser. 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

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.

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McGregor - who makes his UFC return against Cowboy Cerrone this weekend - was asked again during the hour-long interview whether he denied all the allegations against him . McGregor strongly denied all the sexual assault allegations made against himCredit: Instagram @espnmma.

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 .

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.

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LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor made many mistakes before, during, and after the heavy beating he took in his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC The source's comments are backed by McGregor himself, who told media at a press conference which Business Insider attended at the Palms Casino

McGregor looked strong on the scales, a stark contrast to how gaunt he appeared when he made weight as a featherweight in 2015. A reporter was loudly booed by MMA fans at a UFC event after asking Conor McGregor about the sexual assault allegations made against him .

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."

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“ Conor McGregor is frequently the subject of rumors. He emphatically denies any report accusing him of sexual assault .” McGregor was in Dublin on Oct. 11 to answer for a single count of assault stemming from an incident where he allegedly struck an older man after an argument at a pub.

UFC star Conor McGregor is under investigation once again for an alleged sexual assault , according to a new report. A publicist for McGregor , 31, has McGregor is also facing another case involving a bar scuffle after TMZ released a video showing the MMA fighter punching a man at a pub in April.

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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