The legal fallout has begun following Conor McGregor’s rampage at UFC 223’s media day in Brooklyn, NY.
After a chaotic day in Brooklyn Thursday, UFC star Conor McGregor has been forced to face the music. Seen leaving Brooklyn’s 78th Precinct in handcuffs, McGregor was later charged with three counts of assault, and one of mischief. That follows an attack on a bus packed with fellow UFC fighters at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday, where a UFC 223 media event was taking place.
MMA Fighting was first to report news of the charges. McGregor is now out of the 78th Precint’s hands, and was transferred to King’s County earlier this morning. An official with the NYPD’s Office of the Deputy Commissioner confirmed to Cageside Press that McGregor has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault. Additionally, a felony charge of criminal mischief has be laid against him. The charge qualifies as a felony, the official said, due to the value of the property damaged in the incident.
The fallout from the incident remains dire for the UFC. Three fights were scrapped from the card as a result of McGregor’s actions: Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis was lost when Chiesa suffered cuts from a bus window smashed by McGregor. Ray Borg was victim of the same incident, and reportedly had vision problems following the attack. His fight against Brandon Moreno was also lost. Finally, due to his involvement in the melee, Artem Lobov was pulled from the card. He had been scheduled to fight Alex Caceres.
The situation went from bad to worse Friday morning when Max Holloway was also forced off the card due to an unrelated media matter. UFC officials announced he was medically unfit to fight.
UFC 223 is expected to take place April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.