UFC star's bail set at $50K following bus melee

Glen Mclaughlin
April 9, 2018

The UFC released new video of the melee at the Barclays Center that has superstar fighter Conor McGregor facing charges.

A video has emerged of a bus window being smashed, where fighters were injured as they waited to leave a media day for the UFC.

Police said 25-year-old Cian Cowley, McGregor's friend and fellow MMA fighter from Dublin, was also charged with assault.

Fight fans around the world all know what Conor McGregor chose to do on Thursday. Both posted bail and have been released with their court date set for June 14.

"Approximately 20 guys were apparently let in through the doors by the Mac Life guys, who were credentialled here", UFC president Dana White said, referencing McGregor's brand and its employees who allegedly helped the Dublin native and his crew.

"This is bigger than Conor McGregor getting fired, he's probably going to be a convicted felon when this is over".

The press conference was kicked off with UFC 223 main event stars Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta [drafted in at late, late notice] as they tried to talk up a fight that did not exist until shortly after 2:30pm [New York time] on Friday. (WARNING: Some language may be offensive) "Conor heard about it and loaded a plane up in Ireland with 20 goons", White said.

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Chiesa's coach, Rick Little, describes the rampage saying he felt as if "they got jumped". "What the fuck is wrong with him", another man on the bus says, as McGregor ran around outside wielding a metal fence.

The bus attack is just one issue clouding Saturday night's events.

Due to the injuries, three fights were taken off the card for UFC 223. "The dolly hit him, and glass came in and cut him up". A UFC staff member was cut on the hand.

"Right now, absolutely not", White said, when asked if he still wants to be in business with McGregor.

The Irishman hasn't fought in the octagon since November of 2016.

The fracas appeared to be related to the Ultimate Fighting Championship's decision to strip McGregor of his title. UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who is a fan of the fighter, described the incident as "crazy, pathetic, and disgusting". Lobov was yanked from the card and banned from the building. "He's not a kid. You have a son at home". "You know you don't like a Khabib and you don't like what happened or whatever, fight Khabib, you can come in here and do it legally". Even after he faces legal charges, he is also likely to face lawsuits from several individuals that suffered from his actions.

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