Conor McGregor, one of the world’s most notable UFC fighters, was hit by a car while riding his bike on Friday.
Over the weekend, the 34-year-old fighter took to Instagram to announce that he was struck by a vehicle on the road. “Got a bang of a car just now from behind. A sun trap, the driver couldn’t see me. Full speed straight thru me,” he wrote on social media, attaching a photo of his bicycle on the ground alongside a video of where the incident took place.
After the accident, the driver of the vehicle offered to give McGregor a ride home, which he accepted. In the video he posted, the fighter can be seen saying, “I could have been dead there,” followed by the driver apologizing for the crash. However, as far as anyone knows, the athlete walked away largely unharmed. McGregor did post a photo of his injury, which appeared to be a large scrape on his behind, but subsequently deleted it.
“Thank you, God, it wasn’t my time. Thank you, wrestling and judo also,” the fighter added to the caption of his post, recognizing that his athletics allowed him to survive the accident. “Having an awareness on the landing saved my life.”
Conor McGregor was accused of acts of violence against a woman
The bike accident occurs mere days after an investigation was launched in Spain after McGregor was accused of assaulting a woman last summer in Ibiza.
According to the court case, a woman alleged that the UFC fighter punched her and threatened to drown her at a party in July on his boat. Despite the case initially being closed, a judge reopened it upon further evidence about the supposed incident. The victim claims she didn’t report the attack to the police since she was in shock.
The woman detailed the event as terrifying, sharing that the athlete punched her in the stomach and face. Yet, the fighter has adamantly denied this occurrence. “Mr. McGregor is steadfast in his denial of all the accusations made by a guest on his boat,” his spokesperson Karen Kessler said in a statement.
If the claims prove to be true, McGregor’s actions directly oppose the UFC Fighter Code of Conduct, which outlines that fighters “shall conduct themselves in accordance with commonly accepted standards of decency.” If he is found guilty, it could land him in trouble with not only the law but alter his legacy as a fighter.
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