Conor “Notorious” McGregor is preparing to make his walk to the Octagon on Jan. 18 for UFC 246. However, there has been a big cloud looming over McGregor since sexual assault allegations were made against him last year.
McGregor has been accused of sexual assault by two women. He has not been charged.
Ariel Helwani asks, “Serious things have been written about you and been alleged towards you. Is there anything you want to say about these allegations?”
McGregor first responds by saying, “No, I can’t say anything about this. It just has to take place, right?
Helwani follows up with, “Does it bother you that these things are out there? That these people call you…”
McGregor interrupts, “Would it bother you?”
Helwani says, “Yes.”
McGregor continues, “There you go.” He then makes a tunnel vision gesture with his hands, alluding to him focusing on this fight.
He then says, “Time, time Ariel. Patience. Patience is a skill that we must master. Patience is one of the most valuable skills a human being must master. And I am working hard to master it. And I feel like I’m getting there. So, time will show all, that’s it. Right now, I am focused on the bout. Focused on positivity and good thoughts, and I will say a prayer for those that try and curse me or try and bring harm to me with these kinds of things. And that’s it.”
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Ariel then asks McGregor about the story that came out a couple of years ago about McGregor being the father of another woman’s daughter. It came out later, however, that the allegations were false. McGregor is the father of two children and has been in a relationship with the mother, Dee Devlin, for years. Helwani wants to know if the claim still affects and hurts McGregor.
McGregor says, “Two and a half years that situation was going on for. So, that was a tough one for a while. But, it is what it is. There you go. It’s not mine.”
Helwani then asks McGregor if he denies all of the allegations aimed at him.
McGregor bluntly answers, “Yes, of course.”
Helwani asks, “100 percent?”
McGregor answers, “Yes, f***ing h*ll Ariel. Come on, man, seriously. Time, please just time. Time will reveal all. Time will tell all. And that’s it.”
That was all that McGregor said about the allegations. Notorious has not been charged with anything.