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05th Apr 2018

Dana White explains how McGregor got into Barclays Center building

His plane is not allowed to leave New York

Darragh Murphy

Conor McGregor is about to find out how untouchable he really is.

Having gotten away with absolutely everything in his career up to this point with no more than a slap on the wrist, one can’t expect McGregor to be able to squirm his way out of this one.

On Thursday afternoon, ‘The Notorious’ and his sizeable posse managed to sneak their way into the Barclays Centre, where the media day for UFC 223 was taking place, and attacked a bus which was carrying several fighters back to their hotel.

McGregor was filmed attempting to throw several objects through the windows of the bus in an incident which has left UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa nursing several cuts and other fighters very shaken up.

Dana White addressed the issue shortly after McGregor disappeared in his vehicle and, according to the UFC president, the Irishman is in serious trouble.

“What happened here today is Conor and approximately 20 guys were apparently let in through the doors by the Mac Life guys who were credentialed here,” White told MMA Junkie.

“They opened the doors for them through an entrance and they stormed the building. They got down to the loading docks, where the fighters were getting on the buses, and they started to attack the buses.

“They were throwing trash cans, dollies and things like that. They broke one of the windows and cut Michael Chiesa really badly. He cut his head, he cut his face.

“Rose Namajunas was apparently almost hit. She’s super upset right now and basically left to walk back to the hotel.

“They hurt one of our employees, broke one of our employee’s knuckles.

“Obviously everybody is shaken up. When 30 thugs storm a building when these guys were all cutting weight and getting ready for a fight.

“This is the most disgusting thing that’s happened in the history of the company.

“There’s a warrant out for Conor McGregor’s arrest, police are looking for him right now. His plane cannot take off. He cannot leave the state of New York with this warrant. He’ll be grounded.

“I’m assuming, eventually, that if they don’t catch him then he’ll turn himself in. You can imagine that he’s going to be sued beyond belief and this was a really bad career move for him.”