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#pounditSaturday, April 13, 2024

UFC bans Conor McGregor, entourage from UFC 223

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The UFC announced in a statement on Thursday evening that Conor McGregor and members of his entourage who vandalized a UFC bus earlier in the day have been banned from attending UFC 223 on Saturday, as well as the event’s weigh-in on Friday.

Here’s the statement shared by the UFC:

“During today’s media event at Barclays Center to promote UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov entered the building accompanied by over a dozen individuals.

“The group, which included McGregor and Lobov, vandalized the vehicle that contained a number of athletes competing at the event taking place this weekend. NYPD was immediately alerted and is currently in the process of investigating the situation. UFC is working very closely with the New York Athletic Commission, Barclays Center security and law enforcement authorities. All parties are working together to ensure the highest standard of proper safety precautions are implemented to protect the fans and athletes.

“The organization deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow. Immediately, Lobov has been removed from this weekend’s card and individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow’s ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s event at Barclays Center.”

The UFC is not messing around here. Dana White already expressed his anger about the matter, condemning McGregor for his actions and expressing uncertainty about the fighter’s UFC future.

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