Daniel Cormier Believes Conor McGregor Has Become a Victim of His Own Fame

The UFC Hall of Famer shared his thoughts on the sexual assault allegation against Conor McGregor.

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ESPN’s Marc Raimondi shed some new light on the ongoing sexual assault investigation involving UFC megastar Conor McGregor and an unidentified woman. 

Per a report initially revealed by TMZ Sports, McGregor is being accused of violently raping a woman shortly following Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets. The Irishman was in the Sunshine State to promote his new pain relief sports spray and appears to have spent some time at a nightclub located inside the Kaseya Center. Not long after the game concluded, McGregor allegedly trapped a woman inside one of the venue’s bathrooms and sexually assaulted her with the aid of both NBA and Miami Heat security team members. 

Since then, video footage of McGregor and the woman being seen together before and after the alleged incident has surfaced, leading many to question what exactly happened that evening. Appearing on ESPN’s DC&RC with UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier and Ryan Clark, Raimondi revealed that letters sent by McGregor’s accuser clearly threaten litigation over the alleged attack, though no specific demands have been made by the accuser. 

“The letters that I was able to obtain from the lawyer for this woman basically outlined that… It’s basically saying there could be a lawsuit,” Raimondi said. “There could be lawsuits against all the parties that I just mentioned, and the letters say… Basically, the letters are saying you better save all your text messages. Don’t delete anything. All of these things which would be things that would lead to litigation. A lawsuit where you don’t want to be getting rid of anything. Documents or anything like that. 

“There were no demands of anything financial in those letters at this time, but it certainly points to that direction in the future if it goes in that way.”

Daniel Cormier Says Conor McGregor Needs Better People Around Him

Raimondi also noted that Conor McGregor and his legal team are vehemently denying the accusations and have not responded to any of the letters received by his accuser’s legal team. 

“It should be noted that McGregor’s team has said several times that these are intimidation tactics,” Raimondi continued. “That they feel this is a shakedown of McGregor, and of course, they’re denying all the accusations and allegations. So as far as his team, he has a lawyer. He has a team around him, of course, too, and as far as I know, they haven’t actually responded to any of these legal letters, and they’re going to let the police do their job in an investigation.”

Daniel Cormier weighed in on the accusations, suggesting that McGregor has become a victim of his own fame and believes the former two-division titleholder would benefit by having people around him that are willing to say no rather than looking the other way until it’s time to cash a check. 

“You almost become a victim to the fame. You and I don’t know that level of fame. We just never got there, but you almost become a victim to the fame, and it seems that [McGregor] is unwilling to let go of that. To let go of the idea that he can do less. That he has to be insulated. That he has to be surrounded by people that say no,” Cormier said.

“But as you and I both know, especially as fighters, as you sign all the checks, people are less likely to say no to you because they don’t want to let go of the money. I think that is why McGregor finds himself in that situation.”

The Miami police department has been actively investigating the case since initially reported on June 11.  

Published on June 20, 2023 at 10:48 pm
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