Conor McGregor arrest: charged with assault, released on $65k bail

Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief, as a result of the attack on a bus at UFC 223 media day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Several UFC employees and two fighters lightweight Michael Chiesa and flyweight Ray Borg, who were scheduled to compete on Sunday, were injured. The respective bouts of the latter were taken off the card, along with Artem Lobov’s fight, who was allegedly involved in the incident.

UFC President Dana White said that the attack on a bus was “the most disgusting thing that has happened in the history of the company.”

Hours after the attack “The Notorious” McGregor turned himself in to police at the department’s 78th Precinct in Prospect Heights in Brooklyn. He was later transported to the court handcuffed.

A $65.000 AUD bail has been reportedly set at the hearing. McGregor’s passport was not seized, which allows him to travel. He was seen leaving the court surrounded by the police officers.

Conor McGregor is arguably the most recognizable MMA fighter in history, who became the first fighter to hold UFC titles in two different weight classes, featherweight and lightweight. In addition, he went up against Floyd Mayweather inside the square circle, making a sensational transition from Mixed Martial Arts to boxing.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.

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