Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
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Conor McGregor Released on Bail After Being Charged With Assault

Conor McGregor Released on Bail After Being Charged With Assault

Conor McGregor leaves police station in handcuffs after being charged on four counts.

McGregor hasn't fought for the UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC president Dana White of the 155lb championship he had never defended.

Quiet and humbled, McGregor couldn't talk his way out of trouble in a NY courtroom.

MMA fighter Conor McGregor has been bailed after facing a NY court on assault charges.

Ira Judelson, a bail bondsman, said that McGregor, an Irish citizen, would be able to keep his passport.

The MMA fighter has appeared in court to face charges after he was filmed hurling a metal trolley through the window of a bus transporting UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. Chiesa tweeted to say the New York State Athletic Commission had chose to remove him from his bout against Anthony Pettis. Flyweight Ray Borg (11-3) has been forced out of a bout against Brandon Moreno because of what the UFC described as multiple corneal abrasions.

Lobov is a long-time friend and training partner of McGregor's and it is likely Thursday's incident was a response to this altercation.

ESPN reported that Lobov, a teammate of McGregor's, had been involved in a minor scuffle this week with Nurmagomedov at a hotel. I thought it was a PR ploy by the UFC and McGregor to get people talking about this fight. "And it's a real bad career move for him".

McGregor was released on $50,000 bond and co-defendant Cian Cowley on $25,000 bond.

This sure sounds like something someone would say if they're pulling a huge stunt in order to get a little buzz on a weekend dominated by the Masters. Mike's cut up now.

Dana White: "What happened today was criminal, disgusting and it makes me sick".

Don't tell me he doesn't love this. You broke window? Why?

"You can come in here and do it legally".

- Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 5, 2018 " Listen. you don't like Khabib... fight him... we could have talked and made Khabib fight... you could have done what ever you wanted to, to Khabib within the limits and rules of fighting....

"I can imagine he's going to be sued beyond belief", continued White.

This afternoon, McGregor appeared in court. UFC champion Rose Namajunas confirmed she was nearly injured in the incident, but is just startled by the actions of McGregor and company. "This is bigger than Conor McGregor getting fired".

The incident caused UFC to pull Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg from Saturday's card due to injuries they suffered from broken glass.

Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor has been charged with assault, police say, over allegations that he and others attacked a bus carrying UFC fighters after a media-day event Thursday in New York City.

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