McGregor and his entourage stormed the Barclays Center following UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn on Thursday and caused a wild scene that left one individual — lightweight contender Michael Chiesa — with a laceration. Chiesa is scheduled to fight Anthony Pettis on Saturday night. At the moment, the severity of his injury is unclear.
MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported that McGregor’s team ultimately attacked a van filled with fighters just as it was departing the arena, banging on the vehicle and throwing chairs through a window. Video shot by fighters onboard shows McGregor ordering an unidentified individual to get out of the van before being taken away by security, Helwani reported.
UFC 223 headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team were in the van in question.
Video of McGregor’s scene at the Barclays Center can be seen below.
Wild video from Felice Herrig's Instagram of Conor McGregor and company wrecking things behind the scenes. pic.twitter.com/tFqZ16JBqy— Michael Hutchinson (@TheMikeyHutch) April 5, 2018
I’m told from people who were in the van that as the van was driving off, they started banging on the windows before security broke it all up.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 5, 2018
Dana White is on his way back to the arena. Most of he fighters are still in the arena but some were able to leave.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 5, 2018
According to multiple sources Michael Chiesa suffered a laceration in the fracas. He is being attended to at the arena. Unclear at this time how serious his injury is.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 5, 2018
I’m told some of the fighters who were on the van are “shaken up.” They are still at the arena and Dana White, as well as local authorities, are there now.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 5, 2018