Conor McGregor arrested, charged with assault and criminal mischief after ravaging UFC event

Conor McGregor responded to UFC President Dana White’s decision to strip him of his lightweight belt in typically understated fashion: by tweeting an unprintable insult, crashing a pre-fight press event, chucking a barricade and prompting a scene of general mayhem that left at least one fighter injured and organizers stunned. For his trouble, McGregor landed in some.

McGregor turned himself into police and was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after his role in Thursday’s fracas that left UFC fighter Michael Chiesa in the hospital with a facial laceration, Reuters reported.

A police spokesperson told the news service that McGregor would be kept in custody until a court hearing Friday morning.

White had told multiple outlets after the episode Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn that a warrant was out for McGregor’s arrest.

White also said that Chiesa, who was scheduled to fight in Saturday’s card, had been cut in the face and was in the hospital, and that Artem Lobov, a McGregor ally who was apparently part of the incident, would be pulled from the card.

In truth, it was unclear whether Thursday’s incident was prompted by White stripping McGregor of his belt, or by

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/04/05/brock-lesnar-and-conor-mcgregor-will-fight-again-in-ufc-dana-white-says/

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