McGregor handed himself in to police after footage emerged of the chaotic scenes in the Barclays Centre. The UFC did not elaborate on what that involvement entailed. Both fighters have been dropped from their fights this weekend.
Conor McGregor's former coach has spoken out in his defence after the UFC star was arrested in New York today. There will be no replacement for Alex Caceres. Dana White checks in with athletes affected by the incident and addresses the situation.
Strawweight Michelle Waterson (14-6), Borg and Condit's Jackson-Wink MMA teammate, is scheduled to face Cortney Casey-Sanchez (7-5) on the Glendale card, which will be televised on Fox. Moreover, the mainstream attention that he has begun to receive for his event-saving insertion into UFC 223 is already greater than any public exposure that Holloway gained for beating Jose Aldo twice in one year.
"It was scary, scary for everybody", witness and UFC fighter Felice Herring said.
A rep for the NYPD confirms to The Blast they are looking into the leak - mugshots are not publicly available in New York City.
It appeared to show him, flanked by an entourage, making several attempts to rush the vehicle and being stopped from throwing a metal crowd barrier at it.
Efforts to reach McGregor's representatives were not successful.
Some very narrowed-minded journalists attempted to claim this might be a staged stunt. Pettis is expected to face Khabib in the main event in Holloway's place.
"I'm devastated to say the least", tweeted Chiesa.
UFC president Dana White claimed that The Notorious, 29, told him in a text message conversation that the attack "had to be done", The Sun reports. He was just getting started. McGregor achieved this goal at 27-years-old, whereas his Hawaiian counterpart could do so at 26. You can check out that video in the player below.
"No ... no", White said on the program when asked if he would help Conor on this one.
During a hiatus from UFC, McGregor took up boxing and lost to Floyd Mayweather in a money-spinning bout last August.
Will Conor McGregor get cut from the UFC roster? Question is, who really drives that: the promoter or the consumer? If nothing else, it speaks volumes to how far the standard was lowered in the past decade.
McGregor once held the 145 and 155-pound championships at the same time and boldly stated he wanted an ownership stake in UFC.
No one can deny Conor is good for business and his stock is red hot right now. He was stripped of the featherweight belt two weeks later. Comment below with your thoughts, opinions, feedback and anything else that was raised.