"The new president of the slap league" - Conor McGregor roasted by Kelvin Gastelum and Ben Askren over alleged attack on a woman

Ben Askren (L), Kelvin Gastelum (M), Conor McGregor (R), Powerslap Logo (Bottom Right) courtesy of @benaskren, @kgastelum, @thenotoriousmma and @powerslap on Instagram.
Ben Askren (L), Kelvin Gastelum (M), Conor McGregor (R), Powerslap Logo (Bottom Right) [Images via: @benaskren, @kgastelum, @thenotoriousmma and @powerslap on Instagram]

Shocking allegations against Conor McGregor have recently come to light. In 2022, McGregor was accused of attacking a woman who was a guest on his boat. After she went to the police, the confrontation between the Irish superstar and the unidentified woman went public.

Report: Conor McGregor denies report of alleged attack on woman in Ibiza 📰

While investigations have been conducted by local law enforcement officials, conflicting accounts have been reported by multiple sources. According to Spanish outlet Ultima Hora, he threatened to "drown" the unidentified woman as he celebrated his birthday in Ibiza. While initial reports from Marca, the Spanish outlet that picked up the story, stated that he was not involved, Ultima Hora is now offering a conflicting version of the story.

These rumors drew reactions from notable MMA stars. Specifically, Kelvin Gastelum and Ben Askren reacted to the news. Gastelum reacted on Twitter, mocking McGregor's alleged actions:

"The new president of the slap league"
The new president of the slap league 🤦‍♂️…

Former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren also added insult to injury, tweeting:

"Nah, he won a fight with that lady on the yacht last summer"
Nah he won a fight with that lady on the yacht last summer…

When will we see Conor McGregor return to the octagon?

Following his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in 2021, wherein he suffered a gruesome injury to his leg, Conor McGregor has been sidelined and has even removed himself from the USADA testing pool.

Nevertheless, 'The Notorious' has consistently been sharing images of himself training and bulking up. The Irishman appears to be significantly heavier, suggesting his lightweight days are far behind him. In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, his head coach John Kavanagh stated that he's confident McGregor will return to action in 2023.

John Kavanagh is confident we'll see Conor McGregor fight this year 🏡 #TheMMAHour▶️

There's no shortage of potential opponents for Conor McGregor's return fight. As things stand, all-action lightweight and former title challenger Michael Chandler appears to be the frontrunner, having called out the former two-division champion multiple times previously.

After his spectacular knockout victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 last year, Chandler emphatically called out McGregor for a welterweight bout. 'The Notorious' responded on Twitter, claiming that he's open to the matchup before congratulating Chandler on his win.

McGregor responded to Chandler's callout at #UFC274 👀 (via @TheNotoriousMMA)

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