◼️ Sources from the New York Police Department confirmed to the US media that the Irishman is already in custody.
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor surrendered to New York police after causing damage in the parking lot of the Barclays Center during the UFC 223 Media Day.
According to information from “NY Daily News,” the Irishman turned himself in to a station in division 78 of the NYPD and would be charged with assault. According to “TMZ”, the Irishman would be charged with two counts of minor assault and one of property crime.
In addition, he will have to pay the damages he caused to the bus that transported other fighters and that amount approximately to 8 thousand dollars.
The former lightweight champion of the company threw a little devil into one of the windows of the truck and, as a result of the incident, the fighter Michael Chiesa suffered small cuts on his face and had to be treated at a nearby hospital.
Another charge would be for hitting another person several times in the face. During the incident, several injured people were reported, so the New York police took on the task of looking for the Irishman.
According to Dana White, president of the UFC, everything started after McGregor looked for Khabib Nurmagomedov, who recently faced Artem Lobov, the Irishman’s friend.
During the confrontation Lobov accompanied McGregor so he was removed from the undercard of UFC 223, where he had to face Alex Caceres.
UFC published a statement in which it dismisses McGregor’s behavior as “unacceptable” and assures that there will be consequences.