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McGregor turns himself in to police as injured fighter has bout cancelled

06 April 2018

The BBC reports that McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and criminal mischief by New York City Police Department (NYPD) following the incident.

A chaotic night extended to a chaotic morning for the UFC as the organisation's most celebrated star Conor McGregor began his Friday being questioned by Brooklyn police.

Conor McGregor has reportedly turned himself into police after crashing the UFC media today on Thursday in NY.

Conor McGregor was hit with multiple charges after he was involved in a backstage melee following a UFC223 news conference. "His plane cannot take off, he can't leave the state of NY".

"The organisation deems today's (Thursday) disruption completely unacceptable and is now working on the consequences that will follow".

White said he's still dumbfounded by McGregor's actions.

Flyweight Ray Borg will also miss his clash with Brandon Moreno after he was hit in the eye with shattered glass.

One of the headliners of the fight, Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov had an altercation with Artem Lobov on Tuesday in the hotel lobby, who was also fighting on this card. "You'll strip me of nothing".

Dana White, the U.F.C. president, told ESPN that the injured person was Michael Chiesa, a fighter who was left with cuts on his face and was taken to a hospital.

He gained access to the Barclays Center with a number of associates after a media event ahead of UFC 223 on Saturday.

McGregor won the title in 2016, but stepped away from the UFC previous year in order to train for his highly publicized boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

White insisted that "Conor is coming back this year, 100 percent", adding, "We'll see how this thing plays out [with the lightweight title], and we'll go from there".

Update 12.15pm: Conor McGregor's former sparring partner and two-time world champion fighter Paulie Malignaggi says the Dubliner is struggling to stay relevant. "This is a real bad career move for him", White told TMZ. At least two fights at Saturday's UFC 223 card have been scrapped because of the incident.

White said McGregor had "some sort of beef" with lightweight fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was on the bus. "You're talking about one of the biggest superstars globally in all of sports". But to come and do this and act like this. "I mean, do you want to be in business with Conor McGregor right now?" "He just had a kid". Brooklyn. You want to talk to me? "You have a son at home".