Conor McGregor Arrested after New York Melee

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief after causing mayhem at a backstage in New York.

The New York police department said McGregor, 29, is in custody and will be kept there until a court hearing Friday morning (US time).

Video footage appears to show the Irish fighter throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters, after a press conference for UFC 223 at Barclays Centre.

The UFC’s most bankable star can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in New York.

The New York Police Department said McGregor “threw a hand truck at a bus, causing an injury to an individual on the bus”.

UFC said three fights on Saturday’s UFC 223 card have been scrapped as a result of the incident.

“The organisation deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow,” UFC said in a statement. “Individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow’s ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s event at Barclays Centre.”

McGregor hasn’t fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC President Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended. His last fight was in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017, which he lost after 10 rounds.

UFC chief Dana White said this week in New York that McGregor would fight again for UFC this year, but his latest actions now put any future fights in doubt.

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