Conor McGregor reportedly arrested, expected to be charged with assault 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 appears to be in some.

Citing “law enforcement sources,” News 4 in New York reports McGregor was arrested and is expected to be charged with assault after his role in Thursday’s fracas that left UFC fighter Michael Chiesa in the hospital with a facial laceration.

White told multiple outlets after the episode Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn that a warrant is out for McGregor’s arrest, but both ABC News and MMAFighting’s Marc Raimondi reported that there was no warrant, citing the New York Police Department. That seems to have changed. Per TMZ, McGregor turned himself in.

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.

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