Conor McGregor In Hot Water After Arrest Warrant Issued Against Him
Conor McGregor, the former UFC champion has reportedly been slapped with an arrest warrant after he appeared to attack a coach carrying numerous UFC fighters at the Barclays Centre in New York.
McGregor gatecrashed a media event ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 223 and he was filmed picking up railing before attempting to throw it at the coach.
The bus which McGregor attacked was Khabib Nurmagomedov, a fighter with whom McGregor has a colourful history with and other fighters.
One of the fighters, Michael Chiesa allegedly suffered a cut to his forehead during attempts to restrain McGregor.
Speaking on the fight, Chiesa’s coach Rick Little, said: “Conor went bananas and put a beating on the van that we were in looking for Khabib.
“A million security guards had to restrain him. Mike’s cut up now. He’s got marks on him, for sure. I don’t think it’s too serious.
“Everything happened so fast, it was just like we were jumped.”
Following the altercation, UFC president Dana White said that a warrant for McGregor’s arrest had subsequently been issued.
He said; “What happened today was criminal, disgusting and makes me sick,”
“There is a warrant out for McGregor’s arrest. They’re looking for him right now and his plane is grounded. I assume if they don’t catch him he will turn himself in. He’s going to be sued beyond belief and this is a very bad career move for him.”
McGregor’s grouse comes from the announcement made by White that this weekend’s headline bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway at UFC 223 will be for McGregor’s lightweight championship, a decision McGregor was clearly unhappy with responding on Twitter, “You’s’ll [sic] strip me of nothing you’s do nothing c***s,”