Following a violent bus attack at Barclays Center, UFC fighter Conor McGregor has surrendered himself over to the authorities. The competitive athlete is charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief. Multiple people were reported injured in this attack.
As TMZ reports, the police were looking to speak to Connor McGregor after he threw a dolly on a bus in Brooklyn, NY that carried several UFC fighters and staffers. Many people were injured in McGregor's attack, including fellow fighter Michael Chiesa, who was hospitalized with lacerations to the face. Chiesa is one of the charges held against McGregor. Another comes from someone who claims that McGregor punched them in the face several times. The criminal mischief charge, meanwhile, is directed towards damages to the bus and amounts to $8,000 in damages. There's also a video of the incident, which shows McGregor attacking the people, so there's no real defense for McGregor. Perhaps it's for this reason why he turned himself over to the police.
Conor McGregor is in all kinds of trouble at the moment. And it's unclear how it's going to affect his fighting career, but things don't look good at the moment. In addition to the criminal charges labeled against him, there's a solid chance that several people involved in the incident will sue McGregor. Shortly after the troubling incident took place, the UFC released the following statement about McGregor and his criminal charges.
Conor McGregor has a history of misbehaving antics, though this one could end up being his most serious to date. As far as why McGregor acted out so violently, it is suggested that McGregor allegedly was outraged with UFC President Dana White. He reportedly revealed that an upcoming fight between Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov would determine the new UFC lightweight championship, with no qualifier in front of the title. It would seem that McGregor was concerned with the idea of the UFC potentially stripping him of his 2016 title. McGregor won it that year, but he took a step away from the UFC last year in order to train for his much-hyped boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. McGregor lost that match to Mayweather.
It's safe to say that Conor McGregor's career is more than in jeopardy at the moment. If recent reports are to be believed, it might be the end of his career. But nothing is official yet. We'll keep you posted on the latest updates on McGregor's dour situation. But yeah, this is definitely not a great look.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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