Reporter asks Conor McGregor about sexual assault case – Gets SHUT DOWN
Conor McGregor’s press conference in Moscow, Russia brought with it several headlines. The largest of which was the former UFC champ announcing his return to the UFC in January of next year. He also decided to bait arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, by turning one of the Russian’s most famous quotes against him. That was not all, though, and in the midst of all other antics, a question regarding McGregor’s sexual assault allegations was brought up. The wuestion was, however, promptly shut down by the press conference’s moderator.
“We don’t want to talk about it now,” the moderator said. “Look, act normally. I know you for a long time, act like a normal guy. Do you have another question? Let’s go to someone else. “
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MMA Journalist Aaron Bronsteter had more of both the question and answer transcribed.
One overlooked part of Conor McGregor's press conference is this exchange between a reporter and the host, which I had translated by a Russian-speaking friend.
It takes place at roughly 2 hours and 5 minutes into this video: https://t.co/wSrkT4ItXz pic.twitter.com/3W1RNYWzEK
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) October 24, 2019
McGregor has spent more time fighting headlines than opponents lately, as controversy has mired his career and life. Not only is he undergoing trial for the infamous pub incident, but he was also recently accused of having his entourage force a woman into a car by a Los Angeles hot spot. Then a second case of sexual assault was brought up against McGregor.
He was last active at UFC 229 when he faced Nurmagomedov. McGregor would lose via fourth round submission, but that did not seem to end the rivalry at all.