Conor McGregor storms UFC 223 media day, tried to assault fighters on card

Conor McGregor and his entourage caused mayhem at the end of the UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn by trying to attack some of the fighters on the card and throwing barriers.

Conor McGregor storms UFC 223 media day, tried to assault fighters on card
According to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, McGregor threw chairs, trash cans and bike racks and reportedly injured fighter Michael Chiesa in the ambush.

A passenger in the van was also injured, although it's unclear who that person is.

The van reportedly was trying to drive the fighters back to the hotel, although many of the fighters were still inside the Barclays Center. McGregor was apparently trying to find rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who fights Max Holloway in the card’s main event for the lightweight title.

MMA president Dana White reportedly returned to the Barclays Center and said McGregor was thrown in jail for his actions, but other reports have emerged that he has not been taken into custody and a warrant is out for his arrest. It has also been reported that his plane can't leave New York.

White called McGregor's actions "criminal, disgusting" and that they "made him sick."

Below are videos of the alleged incident. WARNING: Contains NSFW language.


  Conor McGregor is making his presence felt here in NYC. Felice Herrig just posted this clip of him on IG going a little wild.   pic.twitter.com/arvUJF1pV2


  — Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) April 5, 2018


   @TheNotoriousMMA is about that life pic.twitter.com/kLRbMVzSzk


   — joshua. (@jrsvx) April 5, 2018


One reason behind McGregor's rampage is White's decision to strip him of the lightweight title — since McGregor has been away from the MMA since 2016, White decided the fight between Nurmagomedov and Holloway would determine the new lightweight champion.

McGregor didn't like that decision and voiced his displeasure on Twitter Saturday night.
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