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Conor McGregor surrenders, expected to be charged with assault

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor’s legal fate is now in the hands of the New York Police Department.

McGregor surrendered to authorities on Thursday night after they wanted to speak with him following his actions at Barclays Center in Brooklyn earlier in the day, TMZ Sports reports. NBC in New York reports that McGregor is expected to be charged with assault.

The Irish fighter and several members of his entourage gained access to a media event at Barclays Center ahead of UFC 223. They then made their way to a loading dock where they located a bus full of UFC fighters and workers and vandalized it. Video shows objects being thrown at the bus, including one that cracked the vehicle’s windshield. Several people ended up hospitalized with injuries from the attack, including Michael Chiesa, whose fight has been cancelled.

The New York Post reported that police were suspicious that the entire incident may have been a publicity stunt to draw attention to the fight card, but the arrest news seems to contradict that. Two fighters also have been pulled from their fights due to injuries, showing that there have been very real consequences to McGregor’s actions.

McGregor and his entourage have been banned from attending Friday’s weigh-in and Saturday’s fight card.


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