Early on Thursday afternoon, Conor McGregor arrived at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY for UFC 223, and things immediately took an absolutely chaotic turn.
According to multiple reports, McGregor and several of his teammates ran amok in the venue, throwing garbage cans, chairs and bike racks, and apparently injuring UFC 223 fighter Michael Chiesa, who is scheduled to fight Anthony Pettis on the card. This allegedly occurred as McGregor and co attempted to storm the UFC 223 fighter bus, apparently in an effort to find his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who fights Max Holloway in the card’s main event.
Conor McGregor stormed through Barclays, ended up in the loading dock of the arena with his entourage in tow and “swarmed” a bus that was leaving with UFC fighters and camps. Conor and crew were “throwing chairs, bike racks.”
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 5, 2018
Felice Herrig captured part of the ruckus caused behind the scenes when Conor McGregor and his team arrived. This is from her Instagram account pic.twitter.com/9R6T2eNNTs
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) April 5, 2018
— joshua. (@jrsvx) April 5, 2018
According to Jim Edwards of MMANytt, McGregor is now in police custody in Brooklyn.
A source has told me a tha Dana White turned up at the scene and said…. "Conor is in jail, he's done"
— Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) April 5, 2018
“A source has told me a that Dana White turned up at the scene and said…. “Conor is in jail, he’s done'” Edwards said in a Thursday afternoon Tweet.
This debacle follows a heated confrontation between Nurmagomedov and McGregor’s long-time friend and training partner Artem Lobov. While it’s hard to say for sure at this point, this would seem to be the cause of the Irishman’s latest rampage.
Stay tuned for more details on this Conor McGregor story as they emerge.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/5/2018.