UPDATE: Despite UFC president Dana White telling the media that there was a warrant out for Conor McGregor, it appears that White was either misinformed, exaggerating, or outright lying. The NYPD “wanted him for questioning,” but an official warrant was not issued. McGregor turned himself in on Friday and was charged with four different offenses. He posted bail and is scheduled to return to court later this year. The following story remains unchanged from when it was originally published on Thursday afternoon, right after news of the the incident in Brooklyn took place.


Dana White finally admitted that the UFC would be stripping Conor McGregor of the Lightweight championship and awarding it to the winner of Saturday night’s bout between Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov. That didn’t sit well with the Irish supertstar, who made his feelings known by crashing a UFC 223 press conference in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon and attacking a bus that contained Nurmagomedov and his team.

Here are some social media shots of what happened:

It’s hard to tell exactly what happened, but McGregor and his entourage can be seen trying to get at whomever is in the bus. Michael Chiesa, who is scheduled to fight Saturday night, apparently suffered a cut on his forehead during the melee. His fight is now up in the air until a doctor determines how bad the cut actually is.

The New York police were called, but McGregor and his crew made a hasty exit.

When the dust finally settled, Dana White spoke to the press and revealed that the NYPD have issued a warrant for McGregor’s arrest, and that his teammate Artem Lobov has been removed from the UFC 223 card (he was schedule to fight on the undercard, with McGregor in his corner).

White also hinted that this is the end of McGregor in the UFC, which literally no one believes is true.