BREAKING: Conor McGregor Charged with Assault Following UFC 223 Bus Attack

GDANSK, POLAND - OCTOBER 21: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor cheers on teammate Artem Lobov in his featherweight bout against Andre Fili during the UFC Fight Night event inside Ergo Arena on October 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While Conor McGregor wasn’t set to compete on Saturday night’s UFC 223, the lightweight champion became the star of the show on Thursday after a violent incident outside a pre-fight media event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

According to BBC Sport’s Matt Davis, he is facing four counts of criminal charges from the New York Police Department: three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief.

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It had earlier been speculated McGregor was upset about Dana White’s announcement earlier in the day that will be stripped of his lightweight title, but it appears that was not the case.

It is unclear as of this writing what punishments McGregor could face from the state of New York, the New York Athletic Commission or the UFC.

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