Conor McGregor and a team of 20 men attacked a bus carrying several UFC fighters including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas and others
Video of the incident reportedly showed McGregor and his team throwing guard rails, trash cans, hand dollies, and other loose objects at the bus.
Ariel Helwani and Dana white go into details explaining reasons and the backstory of why a world celebrity Conor Mcgregor would do something like that.
As of right now, McGregor is accused of striking the bus with a hand dolly, shattering glass and causing multiple cuts to lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa. Flyweight fighter Ray Borg also reportedly suffered eye injuries from the glass. Both fighters have been dropped from their fights this weekend.
initially considerable confusion about the attack and McGregor's motivation, things have become clearer in the aftermath.
Ariel Helwani reported on Thursday that the Russian MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is scheduled to fight this weekend, confronted Artem Lobov, a teammate of McGregor's who was also scheduled for a fight this weekend, earlier this week at a hotel. According to Ariel, there is a long history between the two camps. In short, Lobov called Khabib a chicken in one his live streams because he missed fights way more times than Conor due to injuries. In response, Khabib told Lobov to say it in his face and then slapped his neck.
Helwani reported that the attack on the bus, which was carrying Nurmagomedov, was sort of a revenge for the confrontation at the hotel.
UFC's president, Dana White, echoed that reporting on Fox Sports 1's "First Things First," saying McGregor flew several people to New York from Ireland when he heard of the incident at the hotel.
"Artem Lobov, who is on the undercard, is a very, very close friend of Conor McGregor," White said. "He got into an altercation with Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team. When Conor found out, he loaded up the plane full of guys from Ireland, flew over here, and coordinated this attack."
White has been critical of McGregor since the incident, calling it "the most disgusting thing that has ever happened" in UFC history and questioning McGregor's thinking and behavior.
White said that he spoke with McGregor and that McGregor apologized for hurting fighters not involved in the feud but was not sorry for his actions, saying he believed they were necessary.
Lobov was pulled from UFC 223, White said, accusing him of involvement in the incident in coordination with McGregor.
On Friday, the police charged McGregor with three counts of assault over the incident. He was taken into custody in Brooklyn after turning himself in to the police.
Than Conor has been released on 50 thousand bail after he was charged with assault and criminal mischief in New York.
As part of McGregor’s bail package he will be allowed to fly back home to Ireland. They are not seizing his passport.
Date for next court hearing confirmed as June 14th