UFC star Conor McGregor free on bail after bus incident


UFC star Conor McGregor free on bail after bus incident

UFC President Dana White said McGregor would be stripped of his lightweight title, which would go to the victor of Saturday's bout.

At the hearing, the 29-year-old father-of-one was released on a bail of $50,000 and will be allowed to leave the United States but must return for a hearing on 14 June.

McGregor can then be seen grabbing a railing and attempting unsuccessfully to throw it at the bus before locating a wheeled trolley and launching it at the vehicle. "I have too many other things to think about". Originally, the bout was expected to take place at UFC 224 in Brazil, but officials made a decision to keep it in the US after the incident involving McGregor due to Covington's past comments concerning the Brazilian people.

McGregor's alleged attack on the press event only added to the list of woes for what is widely considered to be one of the most high profile UFC events of the year.

The victor of today's UFC 223 main event at Barclays Centre was set to take the belt, but that bout was scratched when one contender failed to make weigh-in, and three preliminary fights were cancelled over the fall-out from McGregor's rampage during the media day.

White also said that the attack "was the last stunt on Earth we would ever pull".

UFC President Dana White told ESPN on Friday that a UFC fighter on the bus was hit and cut by a dolly thrown through the window‚ and that another fighter had the cornea of his eyes cut as the glass broke into dust-like material. Cowley was involved in the incident and has been charged with one count of assault and one count criminal mischief.

Dana White has revealed the details of text messages between himself and Conor McGregor after the Irish man was arrested in NY. Bail was set for Cowley at $25,000. "You's'll strip me of nothing", he tweeted, invoking an expletive.

And while Dana White does seem to be upset about his actions, there's no way they don't capitalize on this.

McGregor (21-3) last fought for UFC in November 2016, when he won the lightweight (155-pound) championship, according to Bleacher Report.

McGregor crossed over to boxing in August and Mayweather knocked him out in the 10th round of the second-highest grossing fight in history.

"It was scary, scary for everybody", witness and UFC fighter Felice Herring said.

Though McGregor may want to fight as soon as possible, he's likely going to be entangled in legal proceedings for the foreseeable future.



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