UFC President Dana White says an arrest warrant has been issued for UFC superstar Conor McGregor following an incident at a media event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, after McGregor and his entourage stormed the arena allegedly looking to find Khabib Nurmagomedov, and became very upset when they could not locate Khabib prior to his main event fight against Max Holloway this Saturday at UFC 223. McGregor and his friends were allegedly seeking retaliation for an incident in which Nurmagomedov confronted McGregor’s friend and teammate Artem Lobov at the Marriott hotel on Monday in an incident captured on video.When McGregor and his entourage could not locate Khabib they began throwing chairs and various other items around the Barclays Center, one of the chairs (UPDATE: it was a dolly that McGregor threw, not a chair) shattered a window on a bus which was transporting UFC fighters from the arena to a hotel, and lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa suffered a cut from the glass. Due to his injury, Chiesa’s status for his scheduled fight against Anthony Pettis is unclear, reports say Chiesa was being treated at a local hospital. A UFC employee was also injured in the incident.
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UPDATE: McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov has been removed from the UFC 223 card due to his involvement in this incident.
UPDATE: Dana White said Conor McGregor’s flight was not allowed to take off as McGregor and his teammates are being sought by the NYPD, however, the NYPD is unable to confirm at this time.
UPDATE: Conor’s mugshot: