Conor McGregor Loses Control | Backstage Fights 2022

McGregor’s relationship with the UFC became strained when his inactivity in the octagon prompted its president to strip the fighter of his titles.

When White declared that the April 2018 bout between Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov would be for the lightweight championship, McGregor replied with a profane tweet in which he said, “You’ll strip me of nothing.” Two days before the UFC 223 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, McGregor showed up with an entourage at the end of a media event and proceeded to wreak havoc, throwing a hand truck at a bus.

The smashed glass injured some of the UFC fighters inside, two of whom saw their upcoming fights canceled as a result. White, who called the incident the “most despicable thing in UFC history,” said the Irish fighter attempted to justify his actions via text by explaining the bad blood between his and Nurmagomedov’s camps.

Turning himself in to the NYPD that night, McGregor was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. He was interrogated by officers and made to pay $50,000 in bail.

The MMA fighter could face seven years in jail – the maximum sentence for his charge of felony criminal mischief – following his violent rampage in Brooklyn.
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