Dana White summed up the chaos that just happened after the UFC 223 presser with this: “He’s going to be sued beyond belief and this was a real bad career move for him.” According to White, women’s flyweight champ Rose Namajunas’ bus was hit, and she walked back to the hotel, extremely upset just days from her title defense. Michael Chiesa, a highly-ranked lightweight who was supposed to fight this Saturday has a cut head from the flying glass and is at the hospital. This is quite possibly the worst thing that’s ever happened in MMA.
The “disgusting and despicable” move, as White described it, stemmed from a run-in with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Artem Lobov earlier in the week:
Now Lobov is off the card where he was scheduled to fight Alex Caceres in a featherweight bout. Lobov is a part of the McGregor camp and was reportedly involved in the altercation although video isn’t clearly showing him.
Here’s a look at the utter madness:
Additionally, sources are bubbling up with the news that Conor McGregor is about to be barred from the UFC:
White says that he doesn’t want to be in business with McGregor. White seems utterly blown away: “I don’t know if he’s on drugs… He just had a kid? This is how you’re acting?” White went on to say that lawsuits are already being filed against McGregor. “What went on today was criminal, disgusting makes me sick and we as an organization need to make sure this never happens again.”
UPDATE: An NYPD spokesperson told the L.A. Times’ Lance Pugmire that a warrant has not been issued for McGregor, which makes this whole thing even more confusing considering White said so point blank.