Conor McGregor In Police Custody, May Charged With Assault

Conor Mcgregor turns himself to New York police after attacked a bus with multiple UFC 223 fighters inside.

Two UFC fighters were injured during the Mcgregor’s melee including UFC flyweight Ray Borg and lightweight standout Michael Chiesa. Both fighters are unable to compete for the UFC 223 card.

The New York Police Department just confirmed via social media that Mcgregor is in custody and further charges are pending.

NBC New York and Newsday were the first to report the news of Mcgregor’s custody and expected to be charged with assault.

“NBC News: Champion UFC fighter Conor McGregor is in custody and is expected to be charged with assault by the NYPD following an incident in Brooklyn, NY earlier today, @jonathan4ny & @SarahWallace4NY report.”

MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani also confirmed the news that Mcgregor is in NYPD custody:

Conor McGregor is currently in police custody, per NYPD. Charges pending. He turned himself earlier this evening per Helwani.

The whole attempt to attack the bus stemmed from a hotel altercation between Khabib Nurmagomedov and friend of Conor Mcgregor, Artem Lobov earlier this week. Khabib was also present on the bus, but he appears to be okay.

Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov have since been banned from attending UFC 223, with Lobov immediately removed from his scheduled bout with Alex Caceres.

UFC also released the statement on Mcgregor incident:

“During today’s media event at Barclays Center to promote UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov entered the building accompanied by over a dozen individuals. The group, which included McGregor and Lobov, vandalized the vehicle that contained a number of athletes competing at the event taking place this weekend. NYPD was immediately alerted and is currently in the process of investigating the situation. UFC is working very closely with the New York Athletic Commission, Barclays Center security and law enforcement authorities. All parties are working together to ensure the highest standard of proper safety precautions are implemented to protect the fans and athletes. The organization deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow. Immediately, Lobov has been removed from this weekend’s card and individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow’s ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s event at Barclays Center.”

Published on April 6, 2018 at 12:00 am
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