New York police just slapped UFC star, Conor McGregor, with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief after his explosive episode in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon.
McGregor crashed UFC 223's press conference with several members of his entourage and attacked a bus with a barricade, a trash can, and a moving dolly. He was then seen leaving the area in a car.
In the wake of the madness, UFC President Dana White sat down with ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto following the incident.
"There is a warrant out for Conor McGregor's arrest and they're looking for him right now," White said. "His plane cannot take off, he cannot leave the state of New York. With this
When asked if he would continue doing business with McGregor, White
"Do you want to be in business with Conor McGregor right now?" White said. "Do you want to chase this guy around for interviews and buy his fights? I don't think anybody is going to want to right now. I think everybody has got to be pretty disgusted with Conor McGregor right now."
There is speculation that McGregor's actions were caused by the UFC stripping him of the UFC Lightweight Championship. McGregor won the title in November 2016 but has not defended the title or competed in the UFC since. A new lightweight champion will be determined on Saturday at the UFC 223 event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway. Nurmagomedov was reportedly
"If you don't like Khabib and you don't like what happened, then fight Khabib. You can come in here and do it legally. This fight's happening Saturday, you could've talked and made the Khabib fight happen right after. You could do whatever you wanted to Khabib within the limits and rules of fighting. You want to grab 30 f—ing friends and come down here and do what you did today? It's disgusting," White added.