More UFC drama as McGregor set for court
UFC fighter Conor McGregor is due in a Brooklyn, New York courtroom in a while the place he face a handful of fees over his position in a melee involving different UFC opponents. A NYPD spokesman stated McGregor remained at a Brooklyn police precinct and would seem in courtroom “someday later” within the day.
“He’s been charged with attack, 3 counts of attack, and one depend of prison mischief,” stated Thomas Antonetti of the NYPD. “He’s nonetheless in custody, nonetheless on the police precinct till he’s got rid of to courtroom this morning.”
McGregor was once noticed in video photos hurling a big steel object during the facet window of a bus wearing UFC opponents — together with Khabib Nurmagomedov, within Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Centre.
McGregor is the UFC’s simplest simultaneous two-division champion, however was once anticipated to formally lose his light-weight belt to the UFC 223 main-event winner between Nurmagomedov and featherweight champion Max Holloway.
On the other hand, UFC President Dana White has showed to ESPN that Holloway has now been declared medically not worthy to struggle.
A couple of days in the past, the cardboard was once meant to be headlined by way of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, sooner than a freak incident left the meantime champ injured.
Max Holloway stepped in to take a look at and save the principle occasion, however there have been considerations about his huge weight reduce all week. Now he has did not make it to the weigh ins.
“With a lot feel sorry about, and after cautious assessment, a joint resolution was once made between the state athletic fee and the UFC,” Kim Sumbler, the chief director of the NYSAC, informed newshounds on the reputable weigh-ins. “We’ve deemed Mr. Holloway medically not worthy to wait the scales (to weigh in). No additional feedback presently. We make an apology.”
Two UFC opponents who had been to look on Saturday’s undercard, light-weight Michael Chiesa and flyweight Ray Borg, had been injured by way of flying glass throughout the bus and feature been pressured to withdraw from the cardboard.
Anthony Pettis, who was once at first meant to struggle Chiesa sooner than McGregor’s rampage brought about a couple of lacerations, has now been tapped to headline the development.
The UFC corporate additionally got rid of Artem Lobov for his position within the McGregor melee.
“All through (the) media occasion at Barclays Heart to advertise UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov entered the construction accompanied by way of over a dozen people,” UFC stated in a commentary. “The gang, which integrated McGregor and Lobov, vandalized the car that contained quite a few athletes competing on the occasion going down this weekend.
“Lobov has been got rid of from this weekend’s card and people concerned within the incident aren’t welcome at (the) ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s occasion at Barclays Centre,” the corporate stated.