UFC Star Conor McGregor Charged with Assault Over ‘Bus Attack’

Conor McGregor appeared to throw a railing at a bus in New York

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault over a backstage scuffle in New York.

He is also accused of one count of criminal mischief, New York Police Department said, after trouble erupted at a media event.

The 29-year-old mixed martial arts fighter – who is being held in custody – had just been stripped of his lightweight title.

He handed himself in to police after footage emerged that appearing to show him throwing a railing at a rival’s bus.

McGregor was caught on camera with a group of people in a loading dock at the Barclays Center before a vehicle carrying long-time rival Khabib Nurmagomedov and a number of other UFC fighters was targeted.

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People were seen in the video attempting to restrain McGregor, with some managing to stop the bus from being hit by various missiles, including a metal barrier and a bin.

Clips from a video shot inside the vehicle showed an object hitting and cracking the windshield.

Lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa reportedly suffered a cut to his forehead during the altercation.

UFC president Dana White condemned the incident as “one of the most disgusting things that’s happened in the history of the company”.

McGregor has not fought in the UFC since November 2016 and earlier this week was stripped of the 155lb championship title he had never defended.

It will be contested between Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway on Saturday.

McGregor responded to the move by tweeting on Thursday morning: “You’s’ll strip me of nothing you’s do nothing c****.”