Former UFC champion Conor McGregor is in the news again, and it has nothing to do with his prowess in the cage.
This time The Notorious One is in the news for trashing the UFC 223 media day event early Thursday morning at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.
— Daniel O’Reilly (@dapperlaughs) April 5, 2018
For those who haven’t been paying attention to UFC champion Conor McGregor and his antics, here is a quick recap to get you back up to speed:
November 12, 2016 – Conor McGregor’s knocks out Eddie Alvarez in the second round. McGregor’s last UFC fight.
August 26, 2017 – Conor McGregor fights Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. It was the second highest PPV draw in boxing history with 4.3 million purchases. McGregor lost to Mayweather in a 10th round TKO stoppage.
November 10, 2017 – The Bellator 187 incident. During Bellator 187 Charlie Ward (an Irish teammate of Conor McGregor) knocked down his opponent John Redmond in the first round. McGregor then hopped into the ring before any decision had been finalized by the referee and began celebrating with his teammate Ward. When the referee tried to regain order, McGregor confronted the referee and knocked him out of his way. Then as McGregor was leaving the ring he was confronted by a Commissioner of the event, McGregor slapped him in the face and went on his merry way.
November 30, 2017 – It is reported that Conor McGregor punched an Irish Cartel member in Dublin Pub after an argument which lead to the Kinahan Cartel putting out a Hit on Conor McGregor.
Early reports are saying that the Barclays incident started on April 3rd after fighters Artem Lobov and Khabib Nurmagomedov got into a minor altercation before Khabib’s UFC 223 main event fight versus Max Holloway. Lobov is known to be very close to Conor McGregor.
On April 4th McGregor and his team unexpectedly crashed the UFC 223 media event where McGregor attacked a bus full of fighters which included Khabib Nurmagomedov. It is believed that Conor was trying to confront Khabib over the Lobov incident. When the confrontation failed to come to fruition, McGregor took out his anger on the bus instead, throwing any object within his vicinity at the bus; guardrails, trashcans, etc.
McGregor busted out a couple windows and hurt fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg. Both fighters were scratched from their fights this upcoming Saturday due to various injuries from the broken glass.
McGregor and his crew then proceeded to flee the scene before authorities could arrive.
UFC president Dana White said “This is the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of the company.”
Following the incident, White stated that there was a warrant out for McGregor’s arrest, though never confirmed by the NYPD, it was released that McGregor was a person of interest in the matter.
McGregor turned himself in and is now facing charges of assault and criminal mischief. He was released on $50,000 bail.
Things are about to get very interesting for the UFC and their champion Conor McGregor. No doubt an act as violent and uncalled for as this is bound to bring about some type of UFC based punishment but can also have real big consequences with law enforcement if any of the fighters who were on the bus decide to press charges.
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