Conor McGregor charged with 3 counts of assault in New York
Conor McGregor will appear in court later on Friday.
UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief after he was filmed attacking a bus at a media event in New York on Thursday.
The Dubliner handed himself in to police in Brooklyn on Thursday night and was taken into custody.
McGregor and his entourage were filmed entering the Barclays Center at around 6.30pm (Irish time) on Thursday, where they threw a number of items at a bus that was transporting fighters from a media event in the borough.
The 29-year-old was seen to throw a trolley at the front of the bus, breaking a window, with a minor injury caused to one of the passengers during the incident.
BREAKING... Conor McGregor has been charged with 3 counts of assault and 1 count of criminal mischief by police in New York. He was taken into custody after presenting himself at a police station in Brooklyn. He's due to appear in court in New York later today see@RTEnews
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) April 6, 2018
TMZ released the following footage of the fighter launching the projectile towards the front of the bus.
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 5, 2018
Before McGregor turned himself in to police, UFC President Dana White spoke at length about the incident and admitted that McGregor's fighting future was at risk in the wake of the incident.
He explained the background to the incident.
"What happened here today is Conor and approximately 20 guys were apparently let in through the doors by the Mac Life guys who were credentialed here," White told MMA Junkie.
"They opened the doors for them through an entrance and they stormed the building. They got down to the loading docks, where the fighters were getting on the buses, and they started to attack the buses.
"They were throwing trash cans, dollies and things like that. They broke one of the windows and cut Michael Chiesa really badly. He cut his head, he cut his face.
"Rose Namajunas was apparently almost hit. She's super upset right now and basically left to walk back to the hotel.
"They hurt one of our employees, broke one of our employee's knuckles.
"Obviously everybody is shaken up. When 30 thugs storm a building when these guys were all cutting weight and getting ready for a fight.
"This is the most disgusting thing that's happened in the history of the company.
"There's a warrant out for Conor McGregor's arrest, police are looking for him right now. His plane cannot take off. He cannot leave the state of New York with this warrant. He'll be grounded.
"I'm assuming, eventually, that if they don't catch him then he'll turn himself in.
"You can imagine that he's going to be sued beyond belief and this was a really bad career move for him."