Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor is expected to lose his lightweight title this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. Now, he may also lose his freedom, thanks to a bizarre meltdown at the UFC 223 media day.
Watch the wild videos here.
After crashing the festivities — held in advance of Saturday night’s (April 7, 2018) pay-per-view (PPV) event inside Barclays Center — McGregor and his crew smashed up a van full of fighters, injuring main card competitor Michael Chiesa in the process.
Then tried to hop into a nearby car and make his escape.
Unfortunately for the “Notorious” crew, Brooklyn police have issued an arrest warrant, according to ESPN, effectively grounding the private jet McGregor used to arrive in “The Empire State.”
Just spoke to a spokesman for the NYPD. There is no warrant out for Conor McGregor’s arrest at this time, he said. They are, though, looking for him and want to speak with him, the spokesman said. No one has filed charges against McGregor at this moment.— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) April 5, 2018
Since Artem Lobov was named as one of the perpetrators (likely because of this), promotion president Dana White has removed “The Russian Hammer” from this weekend’s fight card and may remove him from UFC altogether.
Much more on this developing story still to come.