Conor McGregor throws objects at bus transporting UFC 223 fighters


McGregor and his entourage of about 20 people were let into the arena through a door during a media-day event by someone affiliated with a credentialed website, UFC president Dana White told the website MMAjunkie.

McGregor, who wasn't on the UFC 223 card, is accused of three counts of criminal mischief, two counts of assault, one count of attempted assault, five counts of menacing and one count of reckless of endangerment, a court document says.

McGregor has been charged with two felony charges for criminal mischief and 10 misdemeanors.

Fans had to settle for McGregor-lite Colby Covington strutting out in a pin-stripe suit and sunglasses and calling people "son" and "junior".

Police said 25-year-old Cian Cowley, McGregor's friend and fellow MMA fighter from Dublin, was also charged with assault.

McGregor's alleged attack occurred during a press event at Barclays Center ahead of the UFC 223 event, which is scheduled for Saturday.

It led to McGregor facing a judge Friday.

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White called it "the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of the company", and warned that McGregor would likely face legal action.

#Conor Mcgregor hasn't fought in the UFC since his last title match in November 2016 against Edie Alvarez where he knocked him out in the second round. Inside the cage or outside, it doesn't matter. We're talking about a guy who has a baby. But we are coming.

McGregor‚ sporting a beard and a somber expression‚ stood through the hearing with hands shackled behind his back‚ saying only a few inaudible words to the lawyer. The Dubliner apparently told White, last year, that he wanted to take on Nurmagomedov in Russian Federation upon his UFC return. I don't know if he's on drugs, or what his deal is, but to come and act like this.

After being restrained, attention turned towards the fighters on the buses. Isn't he f***ing awesome? I can do whatever I want to do.

McGregor is not an American citizen and thus could be denied future entry into the country if convicted. There's nothing like him.

Defense attorney Jim Walden asked that McGregor, who is from Ireland, be allowed to keep his passport so he can travel and "pursue his craft". To his mind, it could be a year before "The Notorious" gets his life back together, and that is before one considers the prospect of potential jail time.

The promotion has tried and failed to get both "The Eagle" and "El Cucuy" in the Octagon on four occasions.

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