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Conor McGregor arrested and charged with multiple counts including a felony

What seemed to be a scene out of an episode of WWE Raw has turned into what appears to be a serious situation, that could be costly for Conor McGregor's short-term career within the UFC and in his wallet.


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Conor McGregor is now front page news for all the wrong reasons, after attacking a bus after the UFC 223 press conference at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon.

 

McGregor has been charged by New York City police with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief after turning himself into authorities, according to multiple outlets.

 

"He's going to jail," UFC President Dana White stated to TMZ Sports. "People are gonna sue him. He's gonna have a bunch of civil lawsuits."

White called McGregor's attack "the most despicable thing in UFC history," according to ESPN. 

 

White laughed off the thought of McGregor fighting again though he'd just recently said the Irishman would be back in the octagon. 

 

TMZ Sports obtained a video showing McGregor picking up a dolly and smashing windows of a transport bus carrying fighters and other UFC personnel.

 

Lightweight Michael Chiesa (14-3) has been pulled from a scheduled bout against Anthony Pettis because of facial lacerations, which required stitching. Flyweight Ray Borg (11-3) has been forced out of a match against Brandon Moreno with an apparent eye injury.

He's going to jail. People are gonna sue him. He's gonna have a bunch of civil lawsuits.

UFC VP of Athlete Development Reed Harris tweeted (since deleted) that he may have a broken hand caused by "Conor and his gang of thugs," and that everyone "thought we were gonna die."

 

It appears that the Irish star flew all the way over for the support his close friend, fighter Artem Lobov who has now been pulled from his fight with Alex Caceres, for his participation in the melee.

 

MMAFighting.com writer Ariel Helwani writes in a tweet: "As for why this happened today, I'm told from multiple sources with knowledge that the motive was 'retaliation' after Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team confronted Artem Lobov, one of Conor McGregor's teammates and best friends, earlier this week."

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