OLYMPIC gold medallist Karolina Sevastyanova has hit back at claims she got a little too close to Conor McGregor when she shared a snap of the duo on Instagram.
The 25-year-old posted a picture of her and the Notorious hugging to her 417,000 followers last week, though she didn’t reveal the location of where they bumped into each other.
Her fans weren’t pleased by the Russian gymnast – who scooped gold in the group event at the 2012 London Games.
Khabib Nurmagomedov supporters slammed the now retired athlete for posing with his UFC rival, while others commented on how McGregor has his arm around her waist.
One said: “By the way, you look great next to each other.”
Another quipped: “He just loves Russians very much!!!”
A third added: “Conor stay away from such men hunters, you have a wonderful wife.”
And it was the suggestion that she was cosying to McGregor that caused a reaction from Sevastyanova, who took to her Instagram stories to clear her name.
She revealed: “Guys, stop asking me these questions!
“I approached him with my man, and he was with his wife.”
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It is likely the two bumped into each other in Monaco, where Sevastyanova is based, and where McGregor was recently on holiday with his wife Dee Devlin and their two children.
The Irishman and his partner posed for a picture alongside Charlene, Princess of Monaco and her husband Prince Albert II.
Despite announcing his third retirement in four years, McGregor has hinted he could be set to return to the Octagon after he turned 32 earlier this month.
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