Conor McGregor free on bail after vandalising bus

Conor McGregor free on bail after vandalising bus
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Copyright Mary Altaffer/Pool via REUTERS
By Cristina Abellan Matamoros
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UFC champion Conor McGregor was freed on bail after bus incident on Thursday.


Irish UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was released on bail after being charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief for taking part in a melee at a media event to publicise UFC fights in New York City.

Bail was set for $50,000 ( €40,699) and the mixed-martial-arts fighter has yet to enter a plea deal and must appear in court on June 14. 

McGregor turned himself into police on Thursday after videos of him vandalising a bus at Brooklyn's Barclay Centre went viral. 

A clip by Brian Butler-Au, a sports manager who was inside an adjacent bus at the time, shows McGregor and other people running around a loading area where the incident took place.

"I think everybody's going to be pretty disgusted with McGregor right now," UFC president Dana White told ESPN.

He added that there are already a few people who have filed lawsuits against the fighter for what happened.

"What happened today, was criminal... disgusting, despicable, makes me sick and, we as an organisation need to make sure that this never happens again."

According to White, one UFC fighter on the bus was hit and cut by a dolly thrown through the window and another fighter had the cornea of his eye cut by glass. 

The statement by UFC said it deemed the incident "completely unacceptable" and has banned Lobov from fighting Alex Caceres on Saturday.

McGregor has held the lightweight title championship since November 2016, when he defeated Eddie Alvarez, though he never defended the title. In January, UFC president Dana White announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway would fight for the lightweight title at the UFC 223 on Saturday.

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