Conor McGregor is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit ahead of his UFC 257 headliner against Dustin Poirier on Saturday. An unnamed woman filed the personal injury case on Monday over an alleged sexual assault that happened in December 2018.
- The alleged incident happened at a hotel in Dublin. According to the woman, McGregor became aggressive towards her after she refused his advances.
- The woman is now seeking compensation of up to $2.13M for lost earnings, purchase of a new home in Dublin, and unspecified medical expenses.
- The case came to light publically in March 2019. McGregor wasn't charged at the time but was arrested two months prior for questioning.
- McGregor, through his representatives, denied the allegations. According to spokesperson Karen Kessler, the 32-year-old Irish fighter "is confident that justice will prevail."
- Saturday's fight against Poirier will be the return of "The Notorious" after a yearlong layoff. It will take place at the Etihad Arena on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi.