Conor McGregor attacked a bus carrying several UFC fighters in New York because he was seeking retribution for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s decision to confront Artem Lobov earlier this week.
According to US reports, video footage emerged of McGregor and his entourage storming through the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn on 5 April.
He had hosted a media day to promote UFC 223 on Saturday 7 April. After the event, Nurmagomedov and other UFC fighters boarded a bus back to their hotel.
However, the vehicle was attacked by McGregor, who threw a hand truck at one of the windows. This caused the glass to be smashed.
According to MMAFighting, McGregor’s attack was in retaliation for Nurmagomedov and his entourage cornering Lobov at a hotel earlier this week.
Lobov, who is a close friend of McGregor and trains at the same Straight Blast Gym in Dublin, appeared to be slapped by Nurmagomedov during the confrontation.
Michael Chiesa was taken to hospital after suffering a cut to his head from the shattered glass. He has now been forced to pull out of his fight on 7 April.
Ray Borg will also miss his flyweight bout against Brandon Moreno after suffering an eye injury from the attack.
McGregor has now turned himself in to police in New York and has been charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief.
Shortly after the attack, UFC president Dana White hit out at McGregor for his actions.
‘This is the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of the company, and there is a warrant out for McGregor’s arrest,’ he said.
‘You can imagine he’s going to be sued beyond belief and this was a real bad career move for him.’