MMA star Conor McGregor was arrested late Thursday night, following an attack on fellow UFC fighters at Barclays Center, officials said.
The 29-year-old former UFC lightweight champ turned himself in at the 78th Precinct Stationhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where he was slapped with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief, police said.
Fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas, Al Iaquinta, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa were at the Barclays Center for a promotional appearance before a series of fights — including the lightweight championship between Holloway and Nurmagomedov — scheduled Saturday evening.
The UFC canceled the bouts scheduled for Chiesa and Borg after the two fighters were cut up and bloodied in the brouhaha.
Artem Labov was also dropped from the slate because of his involvement in the altercation with McGregor.
McGregor was upset because UFC officials have decided to strip him of his lightweight championship after the fight between the other contenders. He hasn’t fought in a UFC event since 2016 – though he famously took on Floyd Mayweather Jr, in the boxing ring on Aug. 26, 2017.
Nurmagomedov mocked McGregor’s assault on the bus.
“I am laughing inside,” Nurmagomedov told MMA Fighting. “You broke window? Why? Come inside. You know UFC don’t let you come inside. If you real gangster why don’t you come inside?”