UPDATE | Conor McGregor in serious legal trouble, Artem Lobov removed from UFC 223, Michael Chiesa hospitalized

Artem Lobov, Conor McGregor

Shortly after Conor McGregor and his entourage caused a scene of absolute mayhem at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY, (watch that here) reports began to surface that the Irish star had been arrested. Apparently, these reports were premature, as McGregor is not yet in custody.

Artem Lobov, meanwhile, who is one of McGregor’s main training partners, and a key player in today’s fracas, has been removed from his UFC 223 undercard fight with Alex Caceres.

These updates come from Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal, who spoke to UFC President Dana White.

“Dana White says NYPD has issued warrant for Conor McGregor’s arrest,” Hill said in a Thursday afternoon Tweet. “Artem Lobov off UFC 223 card due to involvement in altercation.”

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto later confirmed Lobov’s removal from the card, and added that, as previously reported, UFC 223 Michael Chiesa had indeed been injured in the mayhem and was taken to the hospital.

Stay tuned for further updates as they emerge.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/5/2018.