Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Conor McGregor leaves NY police station in handcuffs after being arrested

Conor McGregor leaves NY police station in handcuffs after being arrested

Late Thursday, McGregor turned himself in to the New York Police Department although no formal charges had been filed, a spokesman for the agency told the Los Angeles Times.

McGregor can be seen hitting the bus that the fighters were on board where he is verbally abusive and can be seen throwing a dolly at the bus window and subsequently smashes it.

New video is clearer and shows McGregor smashing the window of the bus as camera angles switch from inside and outside the vehicle.

The next hearing for him is scheduled for 14th June 2018.

"A million security guards had to restrain him", said Rick Little, the coach of one of the fighters who was on Saturday night's fight card, Michael Chiesa.

McGregor and his teammates were not allowed at Barclays Center by the UFC for Saturday's event.

UFC boss Dana White, who initially told the media and the public that a warrant was out for McGregor's arrest, has been cagey on what this means for the future of the massive Irish star, and wouldn't say whether it would affect his future in the UFC.

"A decision was made by the New York State Athletic Commission to pull me from UFC 223", Chiesa tweeted.

White said that he spoke with McGregor and that McGregor apologized for hurting fighters not involved in the feud but was not sorry for his actions, saying he believed they were necessary. "Most of the things I would rather not say and probably can't say on TV", White said.

McGregor, who became the first fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt in Manhattan in 2016, has not fought in a UFC bout since the win over Alvarez in November 2016.

McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, "You'll strip me of nothing".

In another twist, lightweight challenger Max Holloway was declared "medically unfit" to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov by NYSAC as he struggled to shed weight and make the 70-kilogramme limit.

"The big question everybody's been asking me - 'Are you firing Conor McGregor?' - this is bigger than Conor McGregor getting fired", White said.

Flyweight Ray Borg also suffered multiple cornea abrasions and his fight against Brandon Moreno was also scratched.

UFC president Dana White claimed that The Notorious, 29, told him in a text message conversation that the attack "had to be done", The Sun reports.

He took time off to await the birth of his son, Conor Jack, and lost to Floyd Mayweather his professional boxing debut last August.

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