After crashing today’s UFC 223 press event in Brooklyn—throwing a barricade, injuring multiple fighters, and sparking a huge damn mess—Conor McGregor is reportedly in custody and is expected to be charged with assault.
Earlier this afternoon, immediately following the outburst, UFC president Dana White said that a warrant was out for McGregor’s arrest. An NYPD spokesperson denied that at the time, though the department did say that they wanted to speak to the fighter:
Now, NBC New York is reporting that McGregor has in fact been arrested and will be charged. That report has since been confirmed by other outlets.
Two fights have been canceled due to injuries that came from McGregor’s frenzy: Michael Chiesa-Anthony Pettis, as Chiesa suffered forehead lacerations, and Ray Borg-Brandon Moreno, since Borg got a shard of glass in his eye. UFC has also pulled Arteem Lobov, who is a teammate of McGregor’s and accompanied him here, from his previously scheduled fight with Alex Caceres.