Conor McGregor, perpetual bad-boy of the UFC and the world in general, has been pictured leaving a police station in New York sporting a lovely pair of handcuffs.
Switching UFC gloves for a more traditional steel cuff, McGregor was seen being escorted out of the station in Brooklyn, reports TMZ.
As I’m sure by now you are all well aware, McGregor was arrested after footage emerged late last night of him launching a dolly at a UFC bus carrying Khabib Nurmagomedov among others.
The footage, which has since gone viral, shows McGregor smashing a window which injured numerous people, leading to the arrest of The Notorious, for misdemeanour assault and felony criminal mischief.
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It is still not totally clear why McGregor acted the way he did.
The Notorious, as he is aptly named, was held overnight at the 78th precinct in Brooklyn, New York, just a couple of blocks away from the Barclay Centre where the altercation took place.
McGregor and his entourage swarmed the bus belonging to Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was involved in an altercation with Artem Lobov, one of McGregor’s training partners, earlier this week.
However it isn’t only the cops that are p*ssed with McGregor’s antics. The UFC themselves are really quite annoyed too – with Dana White publicly criticising him.
White has revealed he last spoke to McGregor shortly before he turned himself into police following the backstage criminal altercation.
— Fanatics View (@fanaticsview) April 6, 2018
The Independent reports White told sports show First Things First:
Conor and I talked through text yesterday. It was obviously the worst conversation we have ever had, shortly before he turned himself in.
I don’t believe he realised what had just happened. It’s not that I don’t think he understood what happened, it’s that he tried to justify it.
He said listen I’m sorry about Michael [Chiesa], and I’m sorry about Rose [Namajunas] and whoever else, but this had to be done.
Three fights – Chiesa v Anthony Pettis, Ray Borg v Brandon Moreno, and Alex Caceres v Lobov – have all been cancelled by the UFC in light of recent events.
What do you make of McGregor’s antics?
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.