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Conor McGregor's manager releases statement after UFC 223 chaos, fighter’s arrest

Conor McGregor being escorted by police
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two days after Conor McGregor’s attack on a bus full of UFC fighters in Brooklyn, his manager Audie Attar released a statement on the situation.

“The Notorious”, who once held the UFC featherweight and lightweight belts, was arrested after entering the Barclays Center with several friends and teammates and throwing objects at a bus, allegedly targeting fellow UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov and hurting several people in the process, including UFC 223 fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg.

McGregor’s actions caused the cancellations of three bouts that were scheduled to take place at Saturday night’s UFC 223 in Brooklyn, and the UFC star is facing multiple charges for his actions in New York.

On Saturday afternoon, Attar released a short statement on his social media, saying that “the matter is in the hands of law enforcement,” and McGregor “looks forward to getting back to fighting as soon as possible.”

McGregor had a hearing on Friday afternoon at the Kings County Criminal Court in New York. The judge issued an order of protection in favor of Chiesa, Borg, Ozzy Arias and Ricardo Chico, and set a $50,000 bail on the UFC star and a $25,000 bail on his friend, Cian Cowley. The bail was posted and both McGregor and Cowley were freed shortly after.

McGregor’s next hearing is set for June 14.

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