Conor McGregor facing multimillion dollar personal injury lawsuit in Ireland

Liz Roscher
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Conor McGregor, who is making his return to the octagon at UFC 257 on Saturday, has been named as the co-defendant in a multimillion dollar personal injury lawsuit filed by an unidentified woman in Ireland.

ESPN confirmed the lawsuit’s existence with the woman’s lawyer, Dave Coleman, who said that it stems from events that allegedly took place in 2018. The alleged events are unknown, and Coleman declined to give any additional information. The suit was filed in Ireland’s High Court in Dublin on Monday, and Coleman said that the woman’s mother has also filed a smaller suit against McGregor.

Conor McGregor denies any wrongdoing

According to The Independent, the alleged events were “extensively” investigated by An Garda Síochána, the Republic of Ireland’s national police service, but no charges were brought.

McGregor has denied any wrongdoing. His spokesperson, Karen Kessler, released a statement to The Independent about the suit.

“After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the Gardaí which, in addition to interviews of the plaintiff, included interviewing numerous sources, obtaining witnesses' statements, examining closed circuit footage and the cooperation of Conor McGregor, these allegations were categorically rejected.

“The plaintiff knows the facts contradict the assertions in this lawsuit. Mr. McGregor will dispute any claims and is confident that justice will prevail.”

McGregor has been in trouble with the law before. In 2018, he pleaded no contest to several charges related to his attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s bus at UFC 223 media day. He was arrested and charged in 2019 after destroying a fan’s phone in Florida, and pleaded guilty to assault and fined 1,000 euros for punching a man in a Dublin pub later that year. McGregor was also reportedly being investigated for two different incidents of sexual assault in 2019. He has not been charged in either case and no further information has come to light. It’s unknown if those investigations are still active.

Saturday’s fight against Dustin Poirier will be McGregor’s first since he defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January 2020. Coleman told ESPN that there is “no specific reason” he and his clients decided to file the lawsuit now.

Conor McGregor speaks to the media following the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena.
Conor McGregor is being sued by a woman and her mother for alleged personal injury caused during a 2018 incident. (Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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