— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) April 6, 2018
The UFC’s Conor McGregor was arrested on Friday for throwing a fit backstage at a UFC press conference, causing property damage and even injuring at least one other fighter. Video shows officers leading him out of a the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn, New York. He faces three counts of assault, and one count of criminal mischief, an NYPD spokesperson told Law&Crime.
His lawyers are going to have their work cut out for them. Footage from yesterday appears to show him engaging in a pretty legendary violent fit at a press conference in NYC for UFC 223. In it, he appears to throw a barricade at a bus.
Behold, the mugshot.
— José Youngs (@JoseYoungs) April 6, 2018
UFC president Dana White told MMA Junkie that McGregor brought “30” friends to the press conference, and stormed the building. Objects were thrown, including thrash cans and dollies. He said glass was broken, leading to fighter Michael Chiesa sustaining cuts to his head. An employee’s knuckles were broken. Women’s straw-weight champion Rose Namajunas was almost hit, White said.
Chiesa was pulled from his fight.
A decision was made by the New York State Athletic Commission to pull me from UFC 223. I’m devastated to say the least. @Showtimepettis I hope to run this match up ASAP, June 9th in your backyard. That’s all I have to say for now. Much love.
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) April 6, 2018
Spokespeople for McGregor did not immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for comment.
Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described Dana White as CEO of the UFC. He is the president.
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