UFC exec thought he was ‘gonna die’ amid McGregor attack
A UFC executive says he thought he was “gonna die” amid the attack by Conor McGregor and his clan on a UFC bus at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday.
McGregor and some of his entourage showed up at a UFC 223 media event at the Barclays Center on Thursday and then caused a scene by damaging a bus filled with UFC workers. One UFC fighter, Michael Chiesa, went to the hospital with injuries sustained in the alleged attack. Others have complained of injuries as well.
Reed Harris, the UFC Vice President of Athletic Development, tweeted about his injury and said he was at a hospital with a coworker. He said he thought he was “gonna die” during the attack.
“At hospital with one of my coworkers. Possible broken hand due to attack by Conor and his gang of thugs. I got cut and showered with glass. We thought we were gonna die,” Harris wrote in a tweet that has been deleted.
Former Owner WEC and current #UFC Vice President of Athlete Development, Reed Harris gives his takes on what happened today with #ConorMcGregor pic.twitter.com/xE1s558tdD
— Eric Kowal (@MyMMANews) April 5, 2018
Harris received responses of sympathy from some, while others questioned whether he was exaggerating.
UFC president Dana White said an arrest warrant was issued for McGregor, but NYPD says that hasn’t happened yet.