Conor McGregor attacks bus at Barclays, injures UFC223 fighter

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White told reporters that he believed a warrant had been issued for McGregor's arrest, but no warrant has been issued, according to the NYPD, which has confirmed it is investigating an "incident" at Barclays Center.

There will be a new UFC lightweight champion following Saturday's UFC 223 bout between Max Holloway (19-3) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0).

Video showed McGregor with a group of people causing chaos Thursday as they took an elevator to the loading dock at Barclays Center. He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in NY. McGregor responded on Twitter not long after with a profane tweet that said, in part, you will "strip me of nothing".

Khabib Nurmagomedov is booked to fight Tony Ferguson for the "undisputed" lightweight title in the main event of UFC 223.

"No interim champ. When this fight is over, champion", said White, gesturing to Nurmagomedov and Holloway.

"The interim belt that he had, those two [Nurmagomedov and Ferguson] were supposed to fight - doesn't happen". Lobov was scheduled to fight Alex Caceres on Saturday but has been pulled from the event.




Conor McGregor will have a chance to reclaim his belt when and if he ever returns to the UFC.

The 29-year-old Nurmagomedov (-470) opened as a heavy favorite against Holloway and knows this is finally his time to prove he's a champion after he missed two full years of competition before April 2016 due to a persistent knee injury. There is no warrant out for Conor McGregor's arrest at this time, he said. "I think I deserve this". Ferguson and Nurmagomedov had been booked to fight each other four times, yet all four fights have been called off.

"Let me tell you, I'm pretty f-ing happy that this came together", White said at Wednesday's press conference.

The number one star of mixed martial arts invaded UFC 223's media day on Thursday with his entourage and tore up the venue.

White said McGregor, who reportedly pocketed around $100 million for his superfight against boxer Floyd Mayweather last August, would likely face legal action over the incident.

"He attacked a bus, listen he's got some beef with Khabib (Nurmagomedov) because of the Artem (Lobov) thing that went down".

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