UFC star Conor McGregor denies sexual assault allegations on mascot altercation night in NBA Finals game

The king of controversy, Conor McGregor just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. From the start of 2023, the Irish superstar has been involved in one controversy after the other.

This time around the ‘Notorious’ has faced allegations of committing sexual assault against a woman during Game 4 of the NBA Finals earlier this month. However, the UFC star denies these accusations.

Attorney Ariel Mitchell, in demand letters sent to McGregor, the NBA, and the Miami Heat this week, details that the incident took place shortly after the Nuggets’ 108-95 victory on June 9 at the Kaseya Center in Florida.

Conor McGregor denies sexual assault allegations

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During the game, McGregor played a prominent role other than being just a spectator. He occupied courtside seats and participated in a halftime skit where he repeatedly punched a Heat mascot while promoting his Tidl Sport recovery spray.

As per the letters obtained by TMZ Sports, at a later point in the evening. Conor allegedly sexually assaulted a woman inside a men’s restroom with force.

Mitchell alleges that NBA and Heat security personnel separated the woman from her friend and directed her into a restroom where McGregor and his security guard were already present.

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According to the letters, the woman managed to elbow Conor multiple times, creating an opportunity for her to escape. However, in her haste, she left her purse behind. Mitchell claims that McGregor’s security guards held the purse hostage until she pleaded for its return.

Following her escape, the woman proceeded to report the assault to the local authorities on Sunday morning, as mentioned in the letters. An officer then advised the woman to consult with an attorney.

In the letters sent after the woman’s interaction with the police, Mitchell states that the woman is pursuing settlements from the NBA, the Heat, and McGregor as an alternative to pursuing legal action.

McGregor’s punches send Heat mascot to emergency room

Conor McGregor has emphasized that his interaction with the Miami Heat mascot during the previous week was merely a scripted performance. Following reports that ‘Burnie’ had been hospitalized due to the punches delivered by the UFC star.

In Game 4 of the NBA Finals featuring the Heat and the Denver Nuggets. Conor entered the court and struck the opposing team’s mascot. He then proceeded to deliver another blow while the mascot was down.

Although intended as part of a skit, some onlookers expressed concern when news circulated that the mascot had been taken to the hospital.

The 34-year-old Irishman is set to appear in a remake of the 1980s action film Road House later this year. McGregor recently completed the filming of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The show is scheduled to air until August.

In this UFC television show, the former champion serves as the coach for a team of mixed martial artists competing against another similar team led by Michael Chandler, whom Conor is expected to face in the Octagon later this year.

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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