Conor McGregor has dismissed the multi-million-pound lawsuit filed against him this week as “old news”.
The lawsuit was filed in Ireland this week, just days before McGregor is due to take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
A woman and her mother have lodged separate suits which refer to an alleged incident in 2018.
McGregor denies any wrongdoing, and said: “It’s old news, it was investigated throughout overt the course of two long years and I was cleared of any wrongdoing.
“There is so much positivity in my life and I have a great challenge ahead of me on Saturday night and I’m very excited to get in.
“I have put in an immense amount of work to get my frame correct at 155lb and to get my conditioning right.
“I want to answer questions here, I hope Dustin can bring it and that we can have a good fight.”
The alleged incident was investigated by Irish police who questioned McGregor but brought no charges.
In a statement, McGregor’s spokesperson Karen J Kessler said: “After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the Gardai which, in addition to interviews of the plaintiff, included interviewing numerous sources, obtaining witnesses’ statements, examining closed circuit footage and the cooperation of Conor McGregor, these allegations were categorically rejected.”
McGregor has not fought since he stopped Donald Cerrone 12 months ago but has promised another fast performance.
“I’m motivated by my love for the game and my love for competition,” he added.
“Dustin has put on an incredible run, yes I got the win over him the first time but he’s a the top of the division.”