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Report: Warrant out for McGregor’s arrest in NY

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Dana White tells reporters that a warrant has been issued for Conor McGregor in connection with incident at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.

As the MMA world reels from Conor McGregor and his entourage’s actions at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (which have been witnessed and recorded by both media members and UFC fighters), it appears as if the Irishman may face harsh repercussions.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has revealed that, according to Dana White, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of McGregor. Okamoto stated that McGregor’s plane, presumably a private jet, has also been grounded.

In video provided by Okamoto, White said that the police were “looking for [McGregor] right now. His plane can not take off. He can not leave the State of New York with this warrant. And I’m assuming, eventually, if they don’t catch him he’ll turn himself in.”

“I can imagine he’s going to be sued beyond belief,” continued White. “And it’s a real bad career move for him.”

Despite what White told him, Okamoto also reported relayed what ABC News are saying about the incident; that the NYPD was investigating the incident but that a warrant had not been issued yet.

The incident involving Conor McGregor, along with fellow fighters Charlie Ward and Artem Lobov, kicked off shortly after UFC 223’s Media Day; being held at the Barclay’s Center — site of Saturday night’s event.

Reporter Jim Edwards captured footage of McGregor et al entering the building “looking for Khabib [Nurmagomedov].” Nurmagomedov was involved in an incident with Artem Lobov yesterday, where the two were captured in a heated conversation that required them to be separated.

Lobov had been scheduled to face Alex Caceres at UFC 223, but that fight has since been canceled (per MMAJunkie).

After the scene captured by Edwards, it appears McGregor and his crew encountered a set of vans transporting fighters away from the arena. Cellphone footage captured what appeared to be McGregor attempting to throw objects at the van. At least one window in the van is seen to be smashed.

It was reported soon after that Michael Chiesa, scheduled to fight Anthony Pettis on Saturday, had suffered lacerations in connection to the incident (per Brett Okamoto).

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