Conor McGregor and his entourage prompted mayhem on the finish of the UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn by making an attempt to assault a few of the fighters on the cardboard and throwing objects.
In response to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, McGregor and his group threw chairs and a dolly on the bus carrying the fighters and reportedly injured fighter Michael Chiesa within the ambush.
A passenger within the bus was additionally injured, though it is unclear who that individual is.
The bus reportedly was making an attempt to drive the fighters again to the lodge, though most of the fighters have been nonetheless contained in the Barclays Middle. McGregor was apparently looking for rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who fights Max Holloway within the card’s important occasion for the light-weight title.
MMA president Dana White referred to as McGregor’s actions “felony, disgusting” and that they “made him sick.” White reportedly returned to the Barclays Middle and stated McGregor was thrown in jail for his actions, however different studies have emerged that he has not been taken into custody and a warrant is out for his arrest. It has additionally been reported that his aircraft cannot depart New York.
When contacted by Omnisport, Deputy Commissioner Public Info Stephen P. Davis issued the next assertion:
There isn’t a arrest warrant he’s needed for questioning relating to an incident that passed off earlier today on the Barclay’s Middle.
He threw a hand truck at a bus inflicting an damage to a person on the bus.
The incident happened at 1:35 pm.
Under are movies of the alleged incident. WARNING: Accommodates NSFW language.
Conor McGregor is making his presence felt right here in NYC. Felice Herrig simply posted this clip of him on IG going a bit wild. ? pic.twitter.com/arvUJF1pV2
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) April 5, 2018
@TheNotoriousMMA is about that life pic.twitter.com/kLRbMVzSzk
— joshua. (@jrsvx) April 5, 2018
One other angle of McGregor and his entourage’s ambush may be seen right here, together with McGregor throwing the dolly on the window of the bus and breaking it.
One purpose behind McGregor’s rampage is White’s determination to strip him of the light-weight title — since McGregor has been away from the MMA since 2016, White determined the struggle between Nurmagomedov and Holloway would decide the brand new light-weight champion.
McGregor did not like that call and voiced his displeasure on Twitter early Thursday morning.