Former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight champion Conor McGregor has officially been charged on four counts in relation to Thursday’s attack on a UFC fighter bus. Of those four counts, three are for misdemeanour assault and one is for felony criminal mischief.
In the US state of New York – where the bus attack occurred – each assault charge carries a maximum of one year in prison for each charge, while McGregor also faces a potential seven more years in prison for the felony criminal mischief charge.
The criminal mischief charge carries a longer jail sentence as it is classed as a felony, due to the fact that the damage caused as a result of the bus attack was over US$1,500. McGregor does not have a US criminal record, however, and it is likely the charges will be downgraded in the future.
He has since been released on bail after successfully posting a $50,000 bond on Friday, and will face court on June 14 to face the charges.
McGregor has dominated global headlines in the last 36 hours after video footage emerged allegedly showing the Irishman leading a mob attack on a bus carrying UFC 223 fighters. A man alleged to be McGregor was seen throwing a trolley/dolly through of the buses windows.
Three fights were scrapped from this weekend’s UFC 223 event as a direct result of the fracas, as Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg sustained injuries from the broken glass. Artem Lobov, a close friend of McGregor’s, was also pulled from his fight against Alex Caceres due to his role in the attack.