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Conor McGregor Goes Crazy at UFC Event, Dana White Says Incident 'Makes Me Sick'

By TheBlast Staff

Conor McGregor went ballistic at a UFC Event in New York City on Thursday afternoon and things got so bad, the NYPD was called to the scene.

The incident went down backstage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where UFC 223 is scheduled to go down this weekend. It's worth noting: McGregor is not fighting in the event but showed up for some reason.

In videos posted to social media, McGregor can be seen throwing things at a bus as it pulls out of the arena. The window of the bus was also smashed, although it's unclear if McGregor was behind that.

The "Notorious" star was later seen sprinting out of the arena with his entourage. A MMA reporter just spoke with Dana White, who condemned the incident and said, "What happened today was criminal, disgusting and it makes me sick."

Police confirm they were called to the arena, but so far there have been no reports of an arrest.

The UFC released a statement Thursday night saying:

“During today’s media event at Barclays Center to promote UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov entered the building accompanied by over a dozen individuals.

The group, which included McGregor and Lobov, vandalized the vehicle that contained a number of athletes competing at the event taking place this weekend. NYPD was immediately alerted and is currently in the process of investigating the situation. UFC is working very closely with the New York Athletic Commission, Barclays Center security and law enforcement authorities. All parties are working together to ensure the highest standard of proper safety precautions are implemented to protect the fans and athletes.

The organization deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow. Immediately, Lobov has been removed from this weekend’s card and individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow’s ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday’s event at Barclays Center.”

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