The Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor was released on $50,000 bail after being charged on Friday in connection with a backstage melee that injured two fighters and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from U.F.C.'s biggest card this year.
McGregor looked super pissed and kept silent during his arraignment on 3 misdemeanor assault charges and 1 charge of felony criminal mischief.
Helwani reported that the attack on the bus, which was carrying Nurmagomedov, was in "retaliation" for the confrontation at the hotel.
It is believed that members of The Mac Life helped the group gain access and they proceeded to wreak havoc on a bus that was leaving the arena where a number of UFC fighters were on board.
He was seen hurling a metal trolley into the bus and smashed the glass window.
UFC President Dana White said the van attack was "the most disgusting thing that ever happened in the history" of the UFC. When asked on ESPN's Get Up whether he would try to help McGregor, White said he was on his own. We want to see you defend your throne at some point, and the best means of self-promotion involves taking on a worthy opponent and exiting the cage with your hand raised.
Cowley has a child with his longtime girlfriend, Clara Kearney, who is a Dublin-based make-up artist he has been involved with since 2006 and is also the owner of his own gym in the Dublin area.
He faces three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief following the fracas at Brooklyn's Barclay Center on Thursday evening.
Unlike photographers and videographers with judicial authorization, spectators at the hearing faced repeated warnings by deputies that their phones would be confiscated if they attempted to take photos or videos of the proceedings. But to come and do this and act like this?
Two fighters suffered injuries as a result of the incident, including Michael Chiesa who was hospitalized due to a facial laceration.
"It's out of character for Conor McGregor and any of my fighters", White said of McGregor's behavior.
Max Holloway was ruled out of his scheduled showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov by the New York State Athletic Commission on Friday morning.
White said he spoke to McGregor right before the Irishman turned himself into police at the 78th Precinct.
McGregor last fought at all in a boxing match he lost to