Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of criminal mischief in the aftermath of his alleged attack on a charter bus carrying Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors on Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to the New York City Police Department.
McGregor turned himself in after a video of the incident surfaced. The video appears to show the Irishman hurling objects into the bus and shattering a window. As a result, multiple fighters were injured. Michael Chiesa sustained facial lacerations that necessitated his withdrawal from a main card bout with Anthony Pettis, and Ray Borg suffered a corneal abrasion that forced him to exit his scheduled clash with Brandon Moreno. Meanwhile, McGregor’s SBG Ireland teammate, Artem Lobov, was pulled from his booking opposite Alex Caceres due to his alleged involvement in the incident.
McGregor was in town for the pre-fight press conference for UFC 223 (now available on Amazon Prime), where Khabib Nurmagomedov was to have faced Max Holloway for the lightweight championship in the main event. Holloway withdrew after a failed weight cut, leaving the UFC to tap Pettis as his short-notice replacement.
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