UFC Star McGregor Facing Criminal Charges In New York City

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, Ultimate Fighting star Conor McGregor poses during a news conference in Las Vegas. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC’s biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday, April 5, 2018, news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC’s biggest card of the year.

Video footage appears to show the promotion’s most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters on Thursday after a news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

The New York Police Department says McGregor was charged and awaiting a court appearance Friday, facing three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. It was not immediately known if McGregor has an attorney who could comment on his behalf. READ MORE>

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