Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Conor McGregor Charged With Assault

Conor McGregor Charged With Assault

The NYPD spokesman told Business Insider that McGregor was due to appear in court on Friday. He said McGregor was "apologetic about the people he wasn't trying to hurt". UFC said in a statement.

Lobov was yanked from the card and banned from the building.

UFC star Michael Chiesa, who was in the coach with Nurmagomedov, was reportedly hospitalised with several cuts sustained from broken glass. Chiesa can be heard on a video shot from inside the bus saying, "Am I cut bad?" Me and you. One-on-one. He was treated at a nearby hospital and released. The fighter announced the New York Athletic Commission had chose to withdraw him from the fight. "I'm devastated to say the least".

"The organisation deems today's disruption completely unacceptable and is now working on the consequences that will follow".

Police earlier said one person had been injured as the bus window was smashed, with the chaotic scenes leading to three fights being cancelled this weekend.

The group went down to the loading dock where some fighters who were to participate in UFC 223 on Saturday were getting on buses.

The video shows what appears to be McGregor picking up a metal trolley and launching it at the white parked bus.

UFC is in NY to promote the UFC 223 pay-per-view event at Brookyln's Barclays Center on Saturday.

While the altercation wasn't physical, Nurmagomedov is pictured having his hands on Lobov's face.

The 29-year-old, who became the first UFC fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt in Manhattan in 2016, turned himself in to police on Thursday evening after the violent incident.

Dana White The dramatic scenes occurred as a busload of fighters were waiting to be driven back to the host hotel following today's Ultimate Media Day event.

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"This fight's happening Saturday".

"Do you want to chase this guy around for interviews, and buy his fights?"

White said Thursday he found out on Wednesday night that McGregor was in town for the fights.

Conor is now in police custody waiting to appear in front of a judge on several assault charges.

White said he's still dumbfounded by McGregor's actions.

Some are describing the actions of McGregor as "loyal" after it's alleged Khabib cornered his friend asking "where's Conor?" - leading to McGregor flying from Ireland to the USA on his private jet.

The reason for McGregor's sudden appearance in Brooklyn, where the main title fight is for the belt he now holds, the 155-pound Lightweight title of UFC, is an act of retaliation.

McGregor last fought at all in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017.

Aside from his athletic success, McGregor is known for his beard and colorful tattoos, taste in expensive and flashy clothes, and aggressive taunting of opponents that stands out even among professional fighters.

"I don't think anybody is going to want to right now", White said, adding, "I don't know if he's on drugs or what his deal is". "We as an organization need to make sure this never happens again".

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