McGregor bailed after being charged with assault by NYPD

09 April, 2018, 04:29 | Author: Keith Rowe
  • Conor McGregor

Irish Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor was released on KSh5 million ($50,000) bail Friday after being hauled before a USA judge on assault and criminal charges over a frenzied attack on a bus of rival fighters that injured two athletes.

McGregor will face a number of legal, and potentially bout licencing, issues in the United States over the coming months - he is due back in court on June 14 - but it may not prevent him from fighting in Russian Federation. Conor is right now facing multiple charges for the assault and property damage.

McGregor went berserk at the arena following a press conference Thursday hyping the event. Chiesa later said on Twitter that the New York State Athletic Commission determined he would not be allowed to fight on Saturday.

What we got was a mix of fighters hyping upcoming bouts and questions about what the UFC are going to do about the Conor McGregor situation.

McGregor, who posted bond Friday and is free to travel, must return for a hearing in June.

"No, this is not the Conor McGregor, is not the Conor McGregor I know".

Fighter Cian Crowley also turned himself into the police and appeared in court Friday.

Conor had his first hearing in front of the court on Friday in NY where he was charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief, a judge ordered a bail of $50,000 for Conor and $25,000 for his ally in the attack and friend, Cian Cowley.


Lobov has also been removed from the bill, due to his alleged involvement.

The window smashed by McGregor on the bus had lightweight Michael Chiesa sat on the other side, who was cut and subsequently has been forced to withdraw from his bout with Anthony Pettis.

"Conor McGregor was a guy that people looked up to - yes he was cocky, yes he was brash - but he would do things he said he would do, but he never did anything like this".

McGregor is not an American citizen and thus could be denied future entry into the country if convicted.

The fracas appeared to be related to the Ultimate Fighting Championship's decision to strip McGregor of his title.

The Irishman hasn't fought in the octagon since November of 2016.

UFC president Dana White said credentialed journalists from McGregor's website, The Mac Life, let McGregor and a large entourage into Barclays Center.

Instead, he took up professional boxing and fought Floyd Mayweather for a huge payday, with American Tony Ferguson stepping in and winning the interim lightweight belt by submitting Kevin Lee.

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