McGregor involved in backstage melee ahead of UFC 223

Apr 06, 2018, 03:21

But McGregor couldn't escape all of his problems, as White claimed that a warrant was out for the fighter's arrest and questioned his future within the sport.

Conor McGregor has done his popularity among his fellow fighters absolutely no good whatsoever following a frenzied attack on a bus on Thursday afternoon.

Nurmagomedov will now face featherweight champion Holloway, with the victor claiming McGregor's crown and the interim belt becoming null and void when a new champion is decided.

His trainer also reportedly got into a verbal altercation with UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this week, which could have also set him McGregor off. A week filled with outrageous incidents was too much for the UFC to stand behind.

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CONOR MCGREGOR LOST the rag after being stripped of his UFC lightweight title, as her turned up unannounced at a UFC 223 media event in the Barclay's Centre, Brooklyn.

The incident would involve a vehicle carrying several fighters who would swarm, causing lightweight Michael Chiesa to suffer a laceration.

The 29-year-old McGregor once held the 145 and 155-pound championships at the same time and boldly stated he wanted an ownership stake in UFC.

White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto that police were "looking for [McGregor] right now".

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The ugly scenes were condemned by UFC president Dana White, a long-time advocate of McGregor's, who called the incident "one of the most disgusting things that's happened in the history of the company". His plane can't leave NY.

White said that McGregor was let in by "The Mac Life" media members.

"You don't know. He had a whole posse and a whole team with him doing all of this". White said. "Do you want to chase this guy around for interviews and buy his fights?" He made the biggest payday of his career in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August and has not fought since.

"No interim champ. When this fight is over, champion", White said.

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