Conor McGregor storms UFC 223 media day, Dana White speaks to media on incident

A frightening scene went down at the Barclays Center on Thursday, following the UFC 223 media day with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and members of his entourage storming the arena and getting violent.

UPDATE: Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting posted the following regarding McGregor:

Just spoke to a spokesman for the NYPD. There is no warrant out for Conor McGregor’s arrest at this time, he said. They are, though, looking for him and want to speak with him, the spokesman said. No one has filed charges against McGregor at this moment.

A frightening scene went down at the Barclays Center on Thursday, following the UFC 223 media day with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and members of his entourage storming the arena and getting violent.

Video has surfaced that displays McGregor and his teammates surrounding the vans holding various fighters with chairs and a bike rack being thrown. UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa suffered a laceration during the altercation and been taken to a hospital, according to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.


UFC president Dana White returned to the venue in the wake of this news and has removed McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov from Saturday’s UFC 223 card for his fight with Alex Caceres. White added that members of the MacLife website (who were credentialed by the UFC) were the ones that allowed McGregor’s team to enter the building. White noted that a warrant is out for McGregor’s arrest and called the incident “the most despicable thing in UFC history” in a statement to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.

UFC president Dana White spoke to MMA Junkie about the incident:

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