“By all accounts, Conor was going to be at the Barclays Center on Saturday night to make an announcement,” Bisping said on his official podcast (via Sherdog). “It was going to be a title fight or whatever the fight was going to be, I’m sworn to secrecy so I can’t say, but he was going to be there.”
if what Bisping said is true, I guess Mcgregor was supposedly challenging newly-crowned champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for lightweight gold at a later date this year.
UFC held its 25th-anniversary press conference on Friday night at Barclay’s center and was missing its biggest star. He appeared at a Brooklyn court-house having his bail set for $50,000.
As per reports, McGregor was due to be in New York to support his SGB training partner Artem Lobov, who was competing on the UFC 223 undercard, but he showed up earlier than expected at the fight venue and stormed the Barclay center.
Mcgregor’s antics not only put him in legal trouble, but they also appear to have cost him a new UFC contract. UFC president Dana White told ESPN:
“We were actually working on a deal and a new plan for him.”
Due to of Bus incident, Michael Chiesa, and Ray Borg suffered injuries from the broken glass and out of their respective bout from UFC 223. Artem Lobov was also removed from the card due to his involvement in the rampage. McGregor faces multiple charges from the incident and is due back in court in June.
Besides the new contract announcement and bus incident, there is a silly Mayweather vs. Mcgregor 2 rumor is also floating.
At the moment those plans went to the toilet after UFC 223 fiasco.