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.
Per NYPD: Conor McGregor has been charged with:
1 felony count of criminal mischief
3 misdemeanor counts of assault.
He will be arraigned Friday at Brooklyn Criminal Court some time in the morning.
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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.