Cops in NYC want to speak with Conor McGregor, but he’s not facing any sort of arrest at the moment.
NYPD officials tell The Blast the Irish UFC star is wanted for questioning “regarding an incident that took place earlier today at the Barclays Center.”
However, even though Dana White believed McGregor had a warrant for his arrest, NYPD says, “There is no arrest warrant.”
Cops say they want to talk to McGregor about allegedly throwing a hand truck at a bus Thursday afternoon, which caused an injury to an individual on the bus. UFC fighter Michael Chiesa, whose scheduled to fight at UFC 223 this weekend, was allegedly the person injured by shattered glass.
As we reported, it’s unclear why McGregor went nuts backstage at the Barclays Center, but he took off before cops came to sort out the mess.
White said McGregor’s actions were “criminal” and “disgusting.”
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.”