UFC star Conor McGregor faces a multimillion-dollar lawsuit from a woman who has accused him of personal injury, her lawyer confirmed to ESPN's Marc Raimondi.
The lawsuit stems from a 2018 incident. Dave Coleman, the woman's attorney, told Raimondi the suit was filed Monday in the High Court in Dublin, Ireland.
Additionally, Coleman said the woman's mother is also suing McGregor for a lesser sum. A McGregor associate is reportedly listed as a co-defendant.
Irish authorities apparently investigated the claim but never filed charges against McGregor, who denied the allegations through a spokesperson.
"After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the Gardai (Ireland's national police service), 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," spokesperson Karen Kessler said in a statement.
"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 faced numerous legal issues in recent years. Since 2018, he's been arrested for assault twice and robbery once. He's also reportedly been the subject of two sexual assault investigations, though it's unclear if those investigations remain open.
In September 2020, McGregor was briefly detained under suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure.
McGregor is set to return to the Octagon on Saturday, where he'll face Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 257. The bout will only mark McGregor's third fight of the last four years.