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Robert Hynes

Conor McGregor's partner Dee Devlin's public display of affection as UFC star denies allegation he assaulted a woman

Dee Devlin has posted a public display of affection for Conor McGregor after the UFC star denied an assault allegation.

Earlier this week, the two-time UFC champion denied allegations he assaulted a woman on his multi-million euro yacht off a Spanish sun island.

A spokesperson for the Dublin MMA star denied the claims made to Spanish cops by a Dublin woman over an alleged incident in the sea off the Balearic island of Formentera last July.

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Spokesperson Karen Kessler said: “Mr. McGregor is steadfast in his denial of all the accusations made by a guest on his boat.”

The denial came as the Mirror learned that gardai are now probing an unconnected arson attack on a car belonging to the Dublin woman who has made the allegations against McGregor.

The Crumlin native posted a video to his fiancee on his Instagram story of the Luther Vandross song 'Never Too Much'.

Sharing the clip on her own story, Dee wrote: "I love you deep babe!! My one and only forever."

McGregor has not fought in the UFC since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in the summer of 2021.

The 34-year-old was expected to return to action in the second part of last year, but a setback in his recovery stopped that from happening.

However, his long-time coach John Kavanagh stated recently that he is "very confident" McGregor will fight again in 2023.

“I’d be willing to bet my house on it,” Kavanagh told The MMA Hour. “I was actually just chatting with him yesterday or the day before and then [his manager] Audie [Attar] was in town.

“Yeah, I think there’s some interesting negotiations going along now. I absolutely can’t say anything beyond that, but I’m very, very confident that we’ll see Conor back in the octagon this year.”

Conor McGregor ((Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images))

Those negotiations are almost certain to involve a conversation around McGregor returning to the USADA testing pool.

McGregor left the testing pool when injured and USADA have stated that he would need to return to it for six months before he would be allowed to fight, but the Dubliner believes he is entitled to an exception.

He stated in November: “I am clear for testing in February. I will complete my two tests per USADA and we are booking a fight.”

On who McGregor fights, Kavanagh claims he's not that fussed as long as it's someone who gets his fighter excited.

The SBG boss said: "I’m asked this so often and I have to be honest when I say I really don’t mind. What matters to me is that, let’s say I’m seeing Conor this week and we’re chatting and he says a few names and I see a name particularly gets the eyes open, particularly gets his pacing up and down the living room and showing me what he’s going to do and what he’s not going to do. That would be absolutely the most important thing for me, is that it’s a name that’s going to excite him.

Conor McGregor (Getty Images)

"Because for Conor, for training for this next fight, he’s definitely got to find something that’s massively motivating to him to get him out of the silk pants and into the sweaty gym.

"What’s it going to be? A couple million more? Is that really going to motivate him? I don’t think so. He has a couple championship belts. Is that it? I don’t think so. So I think it’s more going to be a particular opponent, a particular skill set and how it matches up against him."

Kavanagh added: “You’ve got the great Nate Diaz is obviously in there. Justin Gaethje would be a very interesting matchup, somebody he hasn’t fought before. The [Dustin] Poirier fight, we’ve done that so many times at this stage and it’s just a weird one. Michael Chandler, a great fighter, a great athlete. They’re all brilliant. They’re all going to bring something different to the contest."


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