Conor McGregor has officially turned himself in to authorities in Brooklyn, New York as he potentially faces charges related to an attack on a bus carrying UFC 223 fighters yesterday.
The Irishman, who previously held the UFC Featherweight and Lightweight championships, was allegedly seen on video throwing a trolley/dolly at the bus following a UFC 223 media event.
There were various fighters due to fight at the event who were on the bus, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas, Ray Borg, Michael Chiesa and others.
Chiesa, who was due to fight Anthony Pettis on the main card of the event, has pulled out citing facial injuries he received due to the bus attack. Borg, who was scheduled to fight Brandon Moreno at UFC 223, has also pulled out as a result of an eye issue following the attack.
At this stage, McGregor has not stated what led to him and a small entourage deciding to attack the bus. However, it is widely believed that he may have targeting undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is fighting for the Lightweight belt in the main event of UFC 223.
Earlier this week, Nurmagomedov confronted Artem Lobov, a close friend of McGregor’s and a UFC featherweight fighter, in response to trash talk from the McGregor camp. It is suspected that this, along with the circumstances behind the UFC Lightweight championship, may have prompted McGregor to fly into New York and start the fracas.
UFC 223 is set to take place this Sunday in Brooklyn, New York, and will be headlined by the Lightweight title fight between Nuragomedov and UFC Featherweight champion Max Holloway.