UFC star's bail set at $50K following bus melee

Dana White and Conor McGregor

As to defendant McGregor judge, he was captured on video surveillance picking up a chair and throwing it to a passenger window of that bus, causing injuries to several individuals inside the bus.I would note judge that the one of two individuals that sustained injuries sustained bruising and swelling to the cheek, corneal abrasion. Fellow MMA fighter Cian Cowley, 25, was hit with one count of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

McGregor and his entourage of about 20 people were let into the arena through a door during a media-day event by someone affiliated with a credentialed website, UFC president Dana White told the website MMAjunkie. The former could send him to jail for as long as 11 years, but former prosecutor Julie Rendelman believes McGregor won't see the inside of a jail cell at all.

UFC Vice President Reed Harris can be seen in the video calling chief Dana White.

McGregor's meltdown left UFC fighter Mike Chiesa with cuts to the face, and landed the famed Irish combatant in Brooklyn's 78th precinct.

UFC says two fighters were injured and have been withdrawn from Saturday's undercard. The dolly struck one of the fighters and also shattered a window, spraying others with glass.

He turned himself into police custody at 21:00 local time on Thursday (02:00 BST on Friday).

McGregor, said to be worth $100 million, has been charged with felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of assault, menacing and reckless endangerment.

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

Also removed from the card was the featherweight bout between Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres due to Lobov's involvement in the incident.

McGregor was one of a group alleged to have vandalised a bus containing rival fighters, the Ultimate Fighting Championship said.

McGregor is not an American citizen and thus could be denied future entry into the country if convicted. McGregor responded on with a profane tweet. You want to grab 30 f*cking friends, come down here, and do what you did today? While that was a disingenuous stance for White to take-McGregor is now embroiled in a contract dispute with the promotion and faced Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match that the UFC had a hand in promoting in November-there is no question his continued absence from the cage stalls the lightweight division at a time when it is overflowing with contenders.

But he never defended the title‚ though he took on boxer Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.



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