McGregor involved in backstage melee ahead of UFC 223

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Conor Mc Gregor is escorted by New York City Police detectives from the 78th police precinct after charges were laid against him in the Brooklyn borough of New York City U.S

It is believed that the incident at the Barclays Center was a direct outcome of Khabib Nurmagomedov's run in with Conor's friend Artem Lobov earlier last week.

McGregor turned himself in [VIDEO] and he was charged with 3 counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

McGregor‚ sporting a beard and a somber expression‚ stood through the hearing with hands shackled behind his back‚ saying only a few inaudible words to the lawyer.

"I can see him serving time, but people do crimes in Brooklyn, in any jurisdiction in NY or anywhere that are potentially worse than this and they get deals that allow them to not go to jail", she explained to USA Today.

Conor McGregor interacts with the media as UFC President Dana White listens on stage during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England.

The whole event was captured on video showing McGregor tossing a trolley and other items at the bus smashing the windows and injuring a number of fighters onboard.

Speaking to TMZ about the incident, he simply said: 'We all get insane sometimes'.

"As you can imagine, he's going to be sued beyond belief", White said.

Two athletes were wounded, forcing them to be pulled from the upcoming UFC 223 card, the Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed. Even after he faces legal charges, he is also likely to face lawsuits from several individuals that suffered from his actions.

McGregor eventually surrendered to police Thursday evening and then appeared before a judge on Friday. Bail was set for Cowley at $25,000.

White states McGregor apologized to him about fighters like Michael Chiesa, who was removed from the UFC 223 card due to lacerations from the attack, but it had to be done. "They threw a chair through a window", he said.

In a tweet Saturday, McGregor's agent Audie Attar lamented "rumor and misinformation" surrounding McGregor but did not elaborate. "Right now I can't tell you".

According to White, Lobov, a longtime teammate of McGregor, was part of the group that attacked the bus.

The group went down to the loading dock where some fighters who were to participate in Saturday's event were getting on buses. They didn't want to lose fights over this, of course.

#Conor Mcgregor hasn't fought in the UFC since his last title match in November 2016 against Edie Alvarez where he knocked him out in the second round. "He's working on boxing Floyd Mayweather and then he's talking about fighting Khabib in Russian Federation right after".

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