- The Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor on Thursday stormed a UFC press conference in New York City and started a brawl.
- A video showed McGregor and his team attacking a bus carrying fighters and throwing guard rails and other loose objects.
- Earlier on Thursday, the UFC’s Dana White had announced that McGregor would be stripped of his lightweight championship belt from 2016 after a fight between Max Holloway-Khabib Nurmagomedov this weekend.
A bizarre scene unfolded at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday after a press conference for UFC 223 when the Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor stormed the building and appeared to attack a bus carrying other fighters.
The UFC’s Dana White had previously announced that McGregor would lose the lightweight championship belt after this weekend’s Max Holloway-Khabib Nurmagomedov fight.
Video from the bowels of building showed McGregor throwing a guardrail and other objects at a bus before being restrained by security.
Here is video, via fighter Felice Herrig’s Instagram:
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) April 5, 2018
Video was also taken from inside the bus and captured on social media of McGregor and his team attacking the bus. WARNING: Explicit language.
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MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported that McGregor was trying to fight Nurmagomedov.
According to MMA Junkie, fighter Michael Chiesa suffered a laceration to his forehead during the brawl. It was unclear how severe his injury was.
Someone later published video of what appears to show McGregor and his team leaving Barclays Center and getting into an SUV.
It was unclear what the source of the brawl was or its implications. Earlier on Thursday, McGregor had tweeted about his displeasure with UFC over losing his title.
“You’s’ll strip me of nothing you’s do nothing c—-,” McGregor wrote.