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See Conor McGregor in cuffs as Dana White says he won't help him

The former UFC lightweight champion was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief Thursday, and eventually released on $50,000 bail. He will be allowed to fly back to Ireland.


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UFC president Dana White told ESPN that he has no interest in assisting Conor McGregor with his legal troubles after the former UFC lightweight champion was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief Thursday. 

 

The 29-year-old Irish superstar was caught on film throwing a dolly through the window of a hotel bus carrying UFC fighters on Thursday at Barclays Center, following a UFC 223 media event.

Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa suffered injuries during the altercation that involved several of McGregor's associates. Cian Cowley, McGregor's teammate, was also charged with assault and criminal mischief by the New York Police.

White told ESPN that McGregor was retaliating for a recent incident between lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and McGregor's teammate and close friend Artem Lobov.

Normally, yes, I would dive right in and do everything in my power to help one of my guys. But not in this situation. He came into the Barclays Center, attacked our fighters and attacked my staff with a bunch of guys. No, you don't get my help on this one.

McGregor was released on $50,000 bail on Friday, and is being allowed to fly back to Ireland. Cowley's bail was set at $25,000. He's scheduled to appear in court on June 14.

 

Bail bondsman Ira Judelson confirmed to ESPN that McGregor must to report to him once a week by phone and have all travel pre-approved. Defense attorney Jim Walden, who represents the fighter, said he doesn't believe he's a flight risk.

 

"He's the most visible face on the planet," Walden said. "He has no criminal history."

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