A warrant of arrest has been reportedly issued for Conor McGregor after the Irishman boxer appeared to attack a coach carrying numerous UFC fighters at the Barclays Centre in New York.
The former two-weight champion, who was stripped of his lightweight championship title this week, gatecrashed a media event ahead of this Saturday’s UFC 223 where he was filmed picking up railing before attempting to throw it at the coach.
The vehicle was carrying Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor’s long-term rival, and other UFC fighters back to their hotel after a media day at the Barclays Centre.
Lightweight Michael Chiesa allegedly suffered a cut to his forehead during the fracas as attempts were made to restrain McGregor.
Chiesa’s coach Rick Little told MMA Junkie: “Conor went bananas and put a beating on the van that we were in looking for Khabib.
“A million security guards had to restrain him. Mike’s cut up now. He’s got marks on him, for sure. I don’t think it’s too serious.
“Everything happened so fast, it was just like we were jumped.”
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In the wake of the incident UFC president, Dana White said that a warrant for McGregor’s arrest had subsequently been issued.
“What happened today was criminal, disgusting and makes me sick,” he said.