According to multiple news sources, Irish mixed martial arts combatant and former UFC champion Conor McGregor has denied sexually assaulting a woman at an NBA basketball game in Miami.
ESPN and TMZ Sports on Thursday cited letters from the woman's attorney alleging that McGregor "violently" accosted her in a restroom at the Kaseya Center during the June 9 loss to Denver in game four of the NBA Finals.
The 34-year-old former UFC champion allegedly "aggressively kissed" his accuser before attempting to coerce her into performing sexual activities.
McGregor's attorney, Barbara Llanes, stated: "The allegations are baseless. Mr. McGregor will not be cowed."
In the meantime, Miami police would only confirm that their special victims unit was investigating a Sunday report.
The Miami Heat and the NBA have stated that they know the reports and conduct investigations.
"We are aware of the allegations and are conducting a full investigation," the Heat said in a statement. Until the investigation's conclusion, we will withhold further comment.
In the letters, the woman's attorney, Ariel Mitchell, asserts that the team and NBA security forced the woman into a restroom where McGregor and his security officer were waiting.
McGregor sat courtside on June 9 and participated in a halftime promotional performance where he repeatedly punched the Heat mascot. USA Today reported that the mascot, Burnie had to go to the emergency room and was sent home with pain medication.
McGregor, jeered by many in the audience at the NBA game, has not competed since losing to Dustin Poirier in July 2021 due to a left leg injury. His last victory occurred in January 2020.