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- Conor McGregor was seen exiting a New York police station in handcuffs after being charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.
- McGregor had turned himself in on Thursday night after showing up unexpectedly at a UFC press event and inciting a chaotic scene that led to multiple injuries.
Conor McGregor was seen exiting a police station on Friday in handcuffs after having been arrested late Thursday night following the brawl he was involved with at the Barclays Center ahead of UFC 223.
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) April 6, 2018
The chaos started when McGregor showed up unexpectedly at a press event for UFC 223, scheduled to take place in Brooklyn on Saturday. McGregor and his entourage caused a scene as buses carrying other fighters were waiting to leave the arena. McGregor’s group was seen yelling at the other fighters and at one point throwing a guardrail at one of the vehicles, shattering a windshield.
Late Thursday night news broke that McGregor had turned himself in and was in police custody, and by Friday morning it was reported that police had charged him with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief.