RT @DExpress_Sport: Conor McGregor breaks silence after arrest in France

Conor McGregor's representatives have reacted after the UFC star was arrested for attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition for an alleged incident in a bar.

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McGregor was questioned while in police custody on the French island of Corsica.

The former lightweight and featherweight champion has been preparing for a 180km voyage to raise awareness for water safety.

He was due to get the event underway today but had to pull out because of the complaint made against him.

But The Notorious firmly denies any wrongdoing, with his representative saying: "Conor McGregor vigorously denies any accusations of misconduct. He has been interviewed and released."

A statement from the Bastia prosecutor's office to AFP news agency read: “Following a complaint filed on September 10 in which events that could be classified as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition were denounced, Mr. Conor Anthony McGregor was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services, in custody police."

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McGregor retired from the UFC this summer and proposed to long-term girlfriend Dee Devlin.

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