MMA star McGregor released on US$50K bail after NY assault

MMA star McGregor released on US$50K bail after NY assault

Conor had his first hearing in front of the court on Friday in NY where he was charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief, a judge ordered a bail of $50,000 for Conor and $25,000 for his ally in the attack and friend, Cian Cowley.

Now, his alleged "official mugshot" has been shared.

If the image is legitimate, then the "Access Denied" poster had barred several members of Conor McGregor's team.

McGregor was due to be transferred to the criminal court later for an arraignment hearing, Jones said.

McGregor stunned the MMA world on Thursday when he arrived in NY with an entourage, went to a scheduled UFC 223 press event and proceeded to throw a hand truck through the window of a bus carrying a number of fighters set to compete at the event.

UFC President Dana White said Friday he spoke to McGregor via text and the brawler said the confrontation "had to be done".

McGregor's manager issued a statement on Saturday saying there was "misinformation" circulating about the Irish superstar. Michael Chiesa's bout with Anthony Pettis was canceled due to face lacerations suffered by Chiesa from broken glass.

Police booking records at New York's 78th precinct listed him at 155lb [70kg] - the exact weigh-in limit for the UFC lightweight division whose belt McGregor has vacated by failing to fight for 18 months.

"They got down to the loading docks where the fighters were getting on the buses and attacked them, throwing trash cans, dollies, things like that", Mr White said.

"During today's media event at Barclays Center to promote UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov entered the building accompanied by over a dozen individuals". When asked on ESPN's Get Up whether he would try to help McGregor, White said he was on his own.

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is in custody in NY following a van-smashing rampage at a press event. (WARNING: Some language may be offensive) "Conor heard about it and loaded a plane up in Ireland with 20 goons", White said. The matter is in the hands of law enforcement and I can not really say more. Ray Borg, a flyweight who was scheduled to battle Brandon Moreno, also was deemed unfit to fight after suffering corneal abrasions.

He profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, "You'll strip me of nothing".

McGregor claimed the title in November 2016 with a knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez.

McGregor last fought in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017.

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