White reveals details of texts with McGregor after arrest

By now we've all seen the footage of Conor McGregor and his cronies attacking the fighters' bus at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The popular Irishman is tight with UFC 223 fighter Artem Lobov, who was involved this week in a scuffle in a hotel with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

A New York Police Department spokesman said: "He (McGregor) has been charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief".

The 29-year-old was caught on video Thursday hurling a dolly through a side window of the bus as rival fighters attended a media event at the Barclays Center.

We see another person pick up a large metal bin and attempt to throw it through the windows of the bus, before being stopped by security.

In the aftermath of the attack, UFC President Dana White called the incident "the most despicable thing in UFC history".

"Normally yes, I would dive right in and do everything in my power to help one of my guys, but not in this situation", White said during an in-studio appearance on ESPN's "Get Up!" morning show in New York City.

"And they're just throwing things into the windows not caring who they hit". "It's not that I don't think he understood what happened".

"The interim these two were supposed to fight for, fight doesn't happen, now one of these guys will be the champion".

Lobov was pulled from UFC 223, White said, accusing him of involvement in the incident in coordination with McGregor.

Dana White has revealed the details of text messages between himself and Conor McGregor after the Irish man was arrested in New York.

A new video shows how one fighter was injured in the melee.

Appearing on RTÉ Radio 1's Liveline, Philip Sutcliffe, who trained McGregor in Crumlin Boxing Club said he hoped "it was a cunning plan, rather than Conor losing the head".

Judge Connie Melendez also issued a number of protection orders against both men, instructing them to stay away from a number of named individuals. Some speculation is there may have been negotiations for Conor to face Raphael Dos Anjos for the interim welterweight championship in the spring.

"Obviously the big question everybody's been asking me, 'are you firing Conor McGregor?'". By comparison, Mayweather - forever criticized as a risk-averse fighter - had beaten Genaro Hernandez, Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo (twice), Arturo Gatti and Zab Judah by the time he was 30.

McGregor spent Thursday night in a Brooklyn police station, after surrendering, and was escorted to a criminal court in handcuffs.

McGregor reacted angrily to the decision on social media.

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