It looks like Conor McGregor isn’t going to evade the rule of law in the US.
The former UFC lightweight champ got himself into a little trouble in New York, after he allegedly bashed in the window of a UFC bus with a heavy dolly on Thursday afternoon. Luckily for us, everything was caught on video. It’s truly a sight to behold.
Initially, it was unclear whether a warrant was out for McGregor’s arrest but TMZ reported on Friday morning that McGregor surrendered to the police and was subsequently charged. Police say McGregor has been booked for three counts of misdemeanor assaults and one count of criminal mischief.
Michael Chiesa, one of the UFC fighters onboard the bus, was hospitalized after his face was severely cut by broken glass. TMZ says McGregor also allegedly punched somebody in the face a few times during the incident.
McGregor will likely have to pay $8,000 in damages to repair the bus. UFC President Dana White has been vague about McGregor’s future, saying on Thursday that “This is bigger than us firing him.” Speaking to ESPN’s “Get Up,” on Friday morning, White added, “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.”
It’s still unclear what prompted McGregor’s rage, and whether it will affect his future with the UFC.
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