MMA star McGregor released on US$50K bail after NY assault


UFC's president, Dana White, echoed that reporting on Fox Sports 1's "First Things First," saying McGregor flew several people to NY from Ireland when he heard of the incident at the hotel.

McGregor was arraigned Friday on charges of felony criminal mischief charges and misdemeanor assault, menacing and reckless endangerment charges following a backstage melee he sparked at a UFC event in New York City. One showed McGregor throwing a metal hand cart through a bus window, shattering the glass.

It is unclear if UFC President Dana White will permit McGregor to return to the ring.

Speaking to MMA Junkie the UFC chief said the Irishman's actions were the "most disgusting" moment in the company's history.

One of the McGregor's friends and fellow fighters involved in the incident, Cian Cowley, had his bail set at $25,000.

Cowley, a member of McGregor's considerable entourage, was charged with assault and criminal mischief.

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McGregor could also be responsible for damages incurred during the attack. According to reports, including TMZ, the fighters and other UFC Fighters were at the center doing pre publicity before UFC 223, when McGregor became angry and threw the dolly.

Several UFC employees and two fighters lightweight Michael Chiesa and flyweight Ray Borg, who were scheduled to compete on Sunday, were injured.

McGregor was fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after he was seen throwing Monster Energy cans and water bottles into the crowd at a UFC 202 press conference.

The featherweight bout between Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres, due to Lobov's involvement in the incident, was also cancelled.

If true, McGregor's bail is only the beginning of the many things he may have to do to get himself out of trouble. "No, you don't get my help on this one", White said on ESPN yesterday. White also said this week he did not expect McGregor to attend Saturday's fights. I think everybody is going to be pretty disgusted with Conor McGregor right now. A scuffle broke out between McGregor's camp and Khabib Nurmagomedov's team - Nurmagomedov is scheduled to fight for the lightweight (formerly McGregor's) championship belt in the event. He has reportedly earned about $35 million from cumulative fight earnings and endorsements before his hyped bout with boxer Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor claimed the title in November 2016 with a knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez.