Conor McGregor, after causing chaos at the Barclays Center has left a police station in Brooklyn.
After spending a night in jail at the NYPD’s 78th precinct jail in Brooklyn, Conor McGregor has left the building — in handcuffs.
WBZ | CBS Boston News tweeted a video of the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion being removed from jail, wearing restraints, and being accompanied by two police officials. McGregor was presumably being escorted to court where he is likely to be arraigned in connection to what occurred at the Barclays Center yesterday.
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) April 6, 2018
The ‘McGregor Incident’, at the arena which will be hosting UFC 223 on Saturday night, began when McGregor, and an entourage which included fellow fighters Charlie Ward and Artem Lobov, gate-crashed a scheduled media day event. However, as they entered the location, fighters competing on Saturday were already being loaded into vans for transport to the official fighter hotel.
Shortly after arriving, McGregor and his crew were captured on video mobbing one of the vans holding fighters including Khabib Nurmagomedov (who had an earlier altercation with Artem Lobov), Rose Namajunas, Ray Borg, and Michael Chiesa.
During this encounter, windows in the van were smashed. This led to both Chiesa and Borg being pulled from their fights. Lobov was also pulled from his fight.
It has since been reported by multiple outlets that McGregor will be charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.
Bloody Elbow will be monitoring this story and providing updates regarding McGregor’s forthcoming court appearance.