Former two-division UFC Champion Conor McGregor is facing more legal troubles, recently getting arrested in Ireland on dangerous driving charges.
McGregor, 33, was arrested in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday evening and charged with dangerous driving, per a report from Robin Schiller of the national newspaper Irish Independent.
McGregor has been released on bail since his arrest earlier this week. His Bentley Continental GT car was reportedly seized at the time but has since been returned to him as well.
A statement provided to Marc Raimondi of ESPN from McGregor’s spokesperson claimed that he passed drug and alcohol tests done by the police later that evening.
McGregor is expected to appear in court as soon as next month regarding his charges. A dangerous driving charge can give someone a fine or jail time, or both, depending on the legal context in Ireland.
McGregor has become a reoccurring name in headlines due to legal issues and other incidents of misconduct in a public setting.
In the Fall, an Italian DJ accused McGregor of assaulting him during a night out. A month before then, the UFC star was seen getting into a hectic incident with rapper Machine Gun Kelly at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
McGregor was most notoriously involved with an attack during the fight week of UFC 223 in 2018, damaging a bus that contained talent inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA. McGregor later pleaded no contest to a count of disorderly conduct for the incident.