Conor McGregor’s meltdown in New York could spell the end of dreams of UFC fight against Floyd Mayweather

CONOR McGREGOR'S meltdown in New York could put paid to any hopes of a UFC fight between him and old foe Floyd Mayweather.

In August last year the two global megastars faced each other in a boxing ring, with Mayweather emerging victorious with a tenth-round KO win.

 Conor McGregor may have signed the death warrant on a potential UFC fight against Floyd Mayweather

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Conor McGregor may have signed the death warrant on a potential UFC fight against Floyd Mayweather
 Floyd Mayweather had been teasing us all about the prospect of him fighting The Notorious in UFC - but that looks as far away as possible now

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Floyd Mayweather had been teasing us all about the prospect of him fighting The Notorious in UFC – but that looks as far away as possible now

View from inside the bus as Conor McGregor attacks it ahead of UFC 223

All the talk this year has been about the 'rematch' – but not in boxing but in UFC. And obviously McGregor would bag favouritism in his yard.

But last night The Notorious put his sporting career in jeopardy and furthermore has been charged by police in New York after his crazed antics backstage at a UFC media event.

The MMA superstar turned himself in to cops last night after smashing bus windows with a metal trolley during chaotic scenes at the Barclays Center in New York.

UFC star Michael Chiesa was hospitalised with several cuts to his face sustained from broken glass, and fellow fighter Ray Borg suffered "multiple cornea abrasions".

Come at the king, you best not miss…

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 UFC chief Dana White says he was left 'sickened' after Conor McGregor attacked a bus with other UFC fighters in it

UFC chief Dana White says he was left 'sickened' after Conor McGregor attacked a bus with other UFC fighters in it

Conor McGregor throws a barrier and a bin in crazy scenes during build up to UFC 223

The venue had just hosted a press day ahead of UFC 223, where Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway will contest McGregor's old lightweight title that was stripped from him.

Seemingly that was the trigger that sent McGregor into a meltdown and it has resulted in him getting into serious trouble with the law.

He has been charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief by the NYPD.

If he is found guilty, there is every possibility that with a criminal conviction, he could be banned from entering the US.

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The reason why that in itself could spell the end of a cage fight against Mayweather is that Mayweather does not fight outside the US.

All 50 of the 41-year-old's boxing fights took place in the States. It's unlikely he would break the habit of a lifetime to fight abroad.

Another reason, and perhaps the biggest of them all, is that McGregor may no longer have a career left in UFC.

The organisation's chief Dana White labelled McGregor’s behaviour “disgusting” and described how he had been left feeling “sick”.

 Floyd Mayweather unsurprisingly defeated Conor McGregor in a boxing ring in August last year

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Floyd Mayweather unsurprisingly defeated Conor McGregor in a boxing ring in August last year

Floyd Mayweather parties at his own strip club as he celebrates beating Conor McGregor

White told reporters: “I don’t want to talk to Conor McGregor. Right now – no, absolutely not.

“Do you want to be in business with Conor McGregor right now? Do you want to chase this guy around for interviews and buy his fights? I don’t think anybody is going to want to right now.

“I think everybody is going to be pretty disgusted with Conor McGregor right now. You want to grab thirty f*****g friends and come down here and do what you did today?

“It’s disgusting and I don’t think anybody is going to be huge Conor McGregor fans after this."

 Conor McGregor is not only in trouble with his employers, but also the law after going crazy at a UFC media day

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Conor McGregor is not only in trouble with his employers, but also the law after going crazy at a UFC media day

You violate and I will demonstrate!!

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He went on to describe how people are already filing lawsuits against McGregor. Mayweather isn't one to wait around for people to sort their business.

Another MMA organisation could well take on the bout. But money talks, and it's unlikely there would be enough on offer to tempt Mayweather into the huge risk he would be taking by entering the Octagon.

What's more, if McGregor is found guilty, it's likely some of his sponsors might reconsider their deal with a convicted criminal.

So Mayweather's teasing of a debut in UFC, his training inside a cage and his continued 'beef' with the Notorious looks like it was leading up to a dead end.

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CONOR McGREGOR'S meltdown in New York could put paid to any hopes of a UFC fight between him and old foe Floyd Mayweather.