Conor McGregor was out of control Thursday. Now, he’ll have to pay.
McGregor was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after he and his entourage attacked a bus filled with UFC fighters leaving UFC 223 Media Day at Barclays Center. One can only speculate on just how costly this will be for McGregor’s career — UFC president Dana White is not happy — but Nick Wright explained Friday on FS1’s “First Things First” why he could see the incident costing The Notorious roughly $40 million when all is said and done.
McGregor’s displeasure seemingly stems from an altercation between his close friend/training partner Artem Lobov and Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this week. Lobov, who also played a role in Thursday’s chaos, has been pulled from Saturday’s UFC 223 card, which was expected to be headlined by Nurmagomedov before lightweight title fights against Tony Ferguson (knee injury) and Max Holloway (declared unfit to fight) fell through.
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