Conor McGregor Charged With Assault & Criminal mischief Following Backstage Melee At UFC 223 Media Day

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UFC Fighter Conor McGregor crashed the UFC 223 Media Day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY with a group of people. McGregor was seen on video throwing a hand dolly through a window of a bus carrying UFC fighters.

UFC fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg was injured. Chiesa had facial lacerations and Borg experienced problems with his eye from particles of glass.

McGregor turned himself into the New York Police Department. McGregor was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of criminal mischief.

MMA fighter Cian Cowley, who was part of McGregor’s group has been charged with assaualt and criminal mischief.

UFC fighter Artom Lobov, who was with McGregor, has been pulled from Saturday’s UFC 223 card.

Three fights had to be cancelled due to the incident – Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis, Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno and Artom Lobov vs.  Alex Caceres.

UFC president Dana White calls McGregor’s behavior “the most disgusting thing that has happened” in UFC history. White also said that it was a “bad career move” for McGregor.

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