Conor McGregor Slapped With Criminal Assault Charges After Backstage Chaos At The Barclays

Conor McGregor has been slapped with criminal charges after his most recent violent outburst at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
According to TMZ, the incident, which was caught on camera, occurred after Thursday’s news conference for UFC 223. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion and his posse infiltrated the building through a side entrance and attacked a bus filled with UFC fighters in staff.

In the video, McGregor can be seen throwing objects at the bus, including a large hand truck and metal gate. Several were injured in the incident, including fighter Michael Chiesa, who was hospitalized with cuts to the face.

Shortly after what UFC president Dana White called “the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of this company,” McGregor turned himself in to New York officials and has since been charged with three counts of assault, and one count of criminal mischief.

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Although McGregor’s fate remains unclear, his future with the UFC is murky as well, as White said the fighter is in loads of trouble. While McGregor is still the UFC’s only simultaneous two-division champion, for lightweight and featherweight, he is expected to lose his lightweight title to the winner of the UFC 223 main-event, which is believed to be the reason for Thursday’s night destruction.

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McGregor is due back in court on Friday.

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