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MMA fighter McGregor to appear in NY court on assault charges

10 April 2018

At the UFC 223 post-fight press conference, White explained that he had been in contact with McGregor the day before the event.

Shocking new footage has emerged of Conor McGregor's bus attack in NY. He is expected to be charged with assault.

"We had talked about him fighting in September".

Lobov had an altercation with Nurmagomedov in a Brooklyn hotel on Wednesday and it is believed McGregor took offence to that.

     CRAZED Mc Gregor launches a trolley at a rival’s bus in Brooklyn New York
UFC CRAZED Mc Gregor launches a trolley at a rival’s bus in Brooklyn New York

In January, the UFC announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would fight for the undisputed lightweight title at Saturday's MMA event, known as UFC 223.

The New York Police Department had put out a warrant for McGregor's arrest.

As always, Conor McGregor's situation is protean, so stay tuned for updates as they emerge.

White has been fielding questions about McGregor's future since the incident last week and has been noncommittal.

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"Most of the things [in the text messages] I would rather not say, and probably can't say, on TV", White told ESPN, confirming that McGregor is not particularly remorseful about the incident himself - though the UFC chief insists he is apologetic about any injuries incurred.

Both fighters were released on bail - McGregor paying $50,000 and Cowley paying $25,000 but are due back in court on June 14.

Also charged with criminal mischief in the attack was Cian Cowley, who was alleged to have thrown a metal chair at one of the buses' windows. Artem Lobov, McGregor's friend and training partner, was also pulled from the event for his involvement.

Just days after he was released from jail for throwing a dolly at a bus filled with fighters after a UFC event in New York, Conor McGregor is still causing trouble in the United States and according to new reports, is "being rowdy" in an upscale Manhattan hotel.

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UFC President Dana White told reporters this morning that he has been in contact with McGregor, where he attempted to justify his actions.

Chiesa and Borg were forced to withdraw from fights this weekend due to their injuries.

It will be contested between Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway on Saturday.

Following that decision, McGregor took to Twitter in an expletive laden rant. "You's'll strip me of nothing", he tweeted, invoking an expletive.

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'UFC is working very closely with the New York Athletic Commission, Barclays Centre security and law enforcement authorities.

MMA fighter McGregor to appear in NY court on assault charges