WATCH: Conor McGregor Altercation at UFC 223 Media Day

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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor turned himself in to police Thursday and was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after he and a group of others attacked a bus and left fighter Michael Chiesa with a facial laceration, according to the Washington Post.

According to the Independent, McGregor was held overnight and remained in police custody early Friday morning as he awaited a court appearance in Brooklyn. MMA Fighting reported that Cian Cowley, McGregor’s SBG teammate, also was charged with one count of assault and one count of criminal mischief over the incident.

Conor McGregor Leaves Police Station in Handcuffs After Being Arrested for Bus Attack4/6/18 – Conor McGregor leaving the 78TH Precinct in Brooklyn being escorted out in handcuffs heading to the courthouse in New York. The UFC fighter was arrested last night for attacking a UFC bus, breaking a window and injuring multiple people. He is headed to his arraignment after being booked for felony criminal mischief and…2018-04-06T15:17:39.000Z

McGregor was led out of the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn for a court appearance Friday morning, according to video posted by New York’s WNBC. A judge is setting bail and a future court date before releasing him. You can view the video above.

An altercation at UFC 223 Media Day in Brooklyn shows the lightweight champion picking up a dolly and throwing it through the window of a bus carrying a group of other UFC fighters.

On Wednesday, UFC President Dana White announced that McGregor would be stripped of his 155-pound championship belt, which he won at UFC 205 in November 2016. White also announced that the winner of the UFC 223 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway would receive McGregor’s belt.

After a profanity-laced tweet directed towards the UFC, McGregor and a group of supporters arrived at Barclays Center in New York to interrupt the UFC 223 press conference and began attacking the bus.

Police were dispatched to Barclays Center around 1:36 p.m. ET Thursday and, upon their arrival, they were told McGregor and about 10 others “became irate and began throwing various items, damaging property at the location,” according to police spokesperson George Tsourovakas.

According to multiple witnesses, McGregor ran into the arena’s loading dock and began hurling objects at a bus, which was taking a group of UFC fighters to a nearby hotel, ESPN reports.

In a video posted by TMZ Sports, McGregor is seen lifting a dolly and throwing it into one of the bus windows. You can view the video below.

BREAKING: The Latest Details on the Conor McGregor Bus Attack | TMZ SportsTMZ Sports has obtained video of Conor McGregor and his entourage going BERSERK at the Barclays Center … attacking a bus leaving the arena with several UFC fighters including Khabib Nurmagomedov. An object was thrown through one of the bus windows — and the damage left one fighter, UFC lightweight contender Michael Chiesa, cut up…2018-04-05T20:25:12.000Z

According to White, “They stormed the building, got down to the loading docks where the fighters were getting on buses and started to attack the buses with trash cans, dollies,” White said. “… This is the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of this company.”

“I don’t know if he’s on drugs or what his deal is, but to come and do this and act like this? You’re talking about a guy who has a baby. He just had a kid.”

[FULL] Dana White goes off on Conor McGregor storming UFC 223 media day | ESPNDana White goes off on Conor McGregor's antics during UFC 223 media day at the Barclays Center in New York City, where he attacked a bus with fighters in it. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔ Watch Latest Episodes on WatchESPN: http://es.pn/LatestEpisodes ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV Get more ESPN on…2018-04-05T20:25:32.000Z

ESPN reports that UFC fighter Artem Lobov, a longtime teammate of McGregor, was part of the group that attacked the bus, according to White. Lobov was scheduled to fight Alex Caceres on Saturday but has been pulled from the event. According to MMA Junkie, White indicated McGregor’s intended target was Nurmagomedov, who on Wednesday was involved in an altercation with Lobov.

(Warning: This video contains explicit language)

According to Sports Illustrated, “reporters on the scene revealed that McGregor and his entourage threw chairs, trash cans and barricades towards busses that were full of fighters, including Nurmagomedov. Chiesa, who is fighting Anthony Pettis on Saturday, suffered a laceration on his forehead, affecting his availability.”

A combination of some of the videos taken can be viewed below.

(MADNESS!!) CONOR MCGREGOR FLIPS OUT AND ATTACKS KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV; SHATTERS BUS WINDOWIt was a chaotic scene at the Barclays Center following media day for UFC 223 as former champion Conor McGregor and a mob of his goons attacked a bus carrying rival lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. Check it out!2018-04-05T23:11:12.000Z


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