Former two-weight world champion, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor has vehemently denied the recent sexual assault allegations surrounding him, during an interview with ESPN staff writer, Ariel Helwani. The Dubliner, who faces Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246, in his first Octagon appearance since October 2018 – has addressed the recent allegations brought to him in relation to two separate alleged sexual assaults, stemming from December 2018, and October 2019. The 31-year-old, who appeared moved by the allegations, called for “patience” when pressed on the issue during a sit-down interview on, Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.
“Look, just. No, I can’t say anything about this it just has to take place, right?” McGregor said before asking Helwani if the allegations would bother him. “Time, time, time, Ariel (Helwani). Patience. Patience is a skill we must master. Patience is one of the most valuable skills a human being must master, and I am working hard to master it, and I feel I am getting there so. Time, time will show all them, that’s it. Right now, I am focused on the bout, focused, positivity, good thoughts. And, I will say a prayer for those who try and curse me or try and bring harm to me with these type (sic) of things, and that’s it.”
Helwani also asked McGregor how he felt regarding allegations that he had fathered a child during a visit to Liverpool – with recent DNA test results proving that the Crumlin native wasn’t the child’s father.
“Two and a half years that situation was going on for, so that was a tough one for awhile. It is what it is. There you go, it’s (the child) now mine.”
When further pushed on the topic regarding the alleged sexual assault allegations, McGregor once more denied them.
“Yes of course, of course. Yes. F**king hell Ariel come on, man, are you serious like? Time, time, please just time that’s all. Time will reveal all. Time will tell all. That’s it.”
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