NEW YORK: Conor McGregor has turned himself into US police Thursday evening following an incident the place he allegedly attacked a shuttle bus loaded with fellow combined martial arts fighters who have been attending a New York media occasion.
The 29-year-old McGregor surrendered to the 78th precinct station however there was no quick indication whether or not prices had been filed, the New York Post reported. The newspaper mentioned McGregor was being questioned and would ultimately be charged with prison mischief and reckless endangerment.
Video of the sooner incident clearly confirmed McGregor hurling a dolly via a facet window of the bus because it moved slowly in a parking lot on the Barclays Center in New York.
UFC President Dana White mentioned fighter Michael Chiesa, who was on the bus, had been hospitalised following the incident and was being handled for cuts to the face.
Police had issued a warrant for the arrest of McGregor, White added, accusing the Irish celebrity and a gaggle of round 20 males of “storming the building.”
“They got down to the loading docks where the fighters were getting on the buses and attacked them, throwing trash cans, dollies, things like that,” White mentioned. “Broke one of many home windows, reduce Michael Chiesa actual dangerous, reduce his hand, reduce his face.
“Everyone’s shaken up. This is essentially the most disgusting factor that has ever occurred within the historical past of the corporate.
“There is a warrant out for Conor McGregor’s arrest. They’re looking for him right now. His plane cannot take off, he can’t leave the state of New York.”
White predicted McGregor, who reportedly pocketed round $100 million for his tremendous battle towards boxer Floyd Mayweather final August, would doubtless face authorized motion over the incident.
“As you can imagine he’s going to be sued beyond belief,” White mentioned. “This was a real bad career move for him.”
It was not clear what triggered McGregor’s assault however it appeared to be linked partially to the UFC’s determination to strip him of his world title.
McGregor reportedly turned up unannounced on the finish of Thursday’s press occasion to publicise the upcoming UFC 223 card.
On Wednesday, White mentioned the UFC would strip McGregor of his light-weight title, which might be awarded to the winner of Saturday’s battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway in New York.
McGregor reacted angrily to the choice on social media. “You’s’ll strip me of nothing …” McGregor ranted.