The fallout from Conor McGregor’s rampage last week in Brooklyn, N.Y. is still going strong after “Notorious” went ham on a bus full of fighters competing at UFC 223, injuring a several and canceling three fights altogether.
Relive the madness here.
After initially condemning “Notorious” for his actions and inferring that he would no longer be in the in the McGregor business — at least in the short term — Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has since softened his stance a bit, revealing that he and his biggest money-maker are now “good.”
While Max Holloway — who has a bitter history with Conor — doesn’t worry about the immature actions of others, he does wonder how long the promotion is going to continue to let McGregor call the shots.
“I think yeah (he crossed the line). How many times can you let the guy get away with things?” Holloway asked during a recent edition of The MMA Hour. “I don’t think he meant to break the bus with the dolly, it looked like he was shocked that he broke it. Because I saw him pick up a metal trash can, put it down, then threw a plastic trash can, instead,” he added.
“It doesn’t affect me personally, so I feel bad for all the other fighters like Chiesa and Borg. Brooklyn missed some fights because of it,” added Holloway.
Micheal Cheisa and Ray Borg — who were set to face Anthony Pettis and Brandon Moreno, respectively -- suffered injuries after the wild attack, and lost out on potential “win” and “fight Night” bonuses. For his part, Chiesa filed a police report against McGregor.
After turning himself into authorities and making bail the next day, McGregor is now scheduled to return to New York in June for a court hearing. If all goes well for the fiery Irishman, don’t be surprised to see the former two-division champion inside the Octagon later this year.
As for Holloway — who was set to face Khabib Nurmagomedv in the main event for UFC’s Lightweight title before New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) intervened -- he hopes to return to action at the upcoming UFC 226 event on July 7, 2018, against Brian Ortega.
Though the urge to test himself against “The Eagle” is still there.