UFC Star Conor McGregor in Police Custody After Caught-on-Video Rampage



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UFC champion Conor McGregor is in police custody, hours after he was filmed committing an attack on other mixed martial arts fighters in Brooklyn Thursday.
According to the New York Daily News, McGregor may be charged with assault after turning himself in to the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn Thursday night. And NBC 4 in New York reports that McGregor will face a judge on Friday morning.
Earlier in the day, McGregor and an entourage rushed into a non-public area of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and began throwing objects at a bus carrying several other MMA fighters who are set to duke it out Saturday at UFC 223. The fighters had just finished a pre-fight press conference.
Part of the melee was captured on video and widely shared on social media soon after. In the clip, someone can be seen throwing a chair into a window. Another person, believed to be McGregor himself, was restrained while apparently attempting to do the same thing. Other people threw smaller objects at the bus.

yoooooo… first time seeing this one. Conor has legit lost his mind. pic.twitter.com/XcLFd2FIMo
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 5, 2018
MMA fighter Michael Chiesa sustained injuries to his face in the fracas, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Chiesa was scheduled to fight former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis during the pay-per-view event, but has since confirmed that his fight with Pettis has been canceled.

A decision was made by the New York State Athletic Commission to pull me from UFC 223. I’m devastated to say the least. @Showtimepettis I hope to run this match up ASAP, June 9th in your backyard. That’s all I have to say for now. Much love.
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) April 6, 2018
Also injured was fighter Ray Borg, who took a shard of glass to one of his eyes, according to sources cited by UFC news site MMA Junkie. His scheduled fight with Brandon Moreno has also been canceled. In addition, UFC yanked McGregor’s teammate, Arteem Lobov, from his bout with Alex Caceres.
McGregor’s motives for the rampage are unknown, but he has publicly raged about UFC’s decision to to strip him of his belt and give it to the winner of a fight between Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday. And early Thursday morning, McGregor tweeted “You’s’ll strip me of nothing you’s do nothing c—s.”
At issue is McGregor’s refusal to defend his lightweight championship title since winning the belt in 2016. He has demanded a higher payout to return to the octagon than UFC has been willing to offer.

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. As a young boy, Clay was first introduced to the world of boxing when his red-and-white Schwinn bicycle was stolen. An upset Clay reported the incident to a police officer Joe Martin, who happened to be a boxing trainer, and suggested the boy learned how to fight. Martin went on to become Clay’s trainer throughout his six-year amateur career.
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Clay won the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome for light heavyweight boxing, despite almost not competing on the U.S. team due to his fear of flying.
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Clay made his debut as a professional boxer on Oct. 29, 1960 and earned the nickname “Louisville Lip” for both his verbal taunts and distinctive style.
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Clay became the heavyweight champion of the world on Feb. 25, 1964, after defeating reigning champion Sonny Liston. It was at this match that Clay coined the iconic phrase “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
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The day after the match, Clay confirmed in a press conference that he had converted after joining the Nation of Islam. He renounced his last name and called himself Cassius X until March 6, 1964, when Elijah Muhammad of the Nation of Islam gave him his official holy name, Muhammad Ali.
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Ali refused to fight in the Vietnam War for religious reasons — a decision that led to the New York State Athletic Commission suspending his boxing license and revoking his heavyweight belt. He was also arrested for draft evasion, but the Supreme Court eventually overturned his conviction on June 28, 1971.
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Coined as the “Fight of the Century,” Ali fought against defending heavyweight champion Joe Frazier — who had received Ali’s title after it was stripped from him — on March 8, 1971. The fight was Ali’s first defeat as a pro boxer, as he was knocked out after 15 rounds.
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The 32-year-old later defeated 25-year-old champion George Foreman in 1974 in a bout dubbed “The Rumble in the Jungle,” regaining the Heavyweight Champion of the World title that was taken from him.
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Despite losing the heavyweight championship title to Leon Spinks in February 1978, Ali regained the title seven months later, making him the first boxer to win the heavyweight champion title three times.
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The champion boxer officially retired at 39 years old after losing a match to Trevor Berbick in 1981. He was later diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1984.
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Ali was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
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In 2005, President George W. Bush presented Ali with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the nation.
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The boxer and philanthropist opened the $60 million Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2005. The cultural center, which focuses on social responsibility, also serves as a museum dedicated to Ali’s career.
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Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. As a young boy, Clay was first introduced to the world of boxing when his red-and-white Schwinn bicycle was stolen. An upset Clay reported the incident to a police officer Joe Martin, who happened to be a boxing trainer, and suggested the boy learned how to fight. Martin went on to become Clay’s trainer throughout his six-year amateur career.

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