UFC 223 has, like so many recent pay-per-views, seen some major changes to the card as the main event will now be Max Holloway against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC featherweight championship.
That matchup figures to produce a great fight, but Thursday’s media day produced some unexpected fireworks at the Barclays Center when Conor McGregor showed up intent on raising hell. McGregor showed up not long after proclaiming Dana White will “strip me of nothing” in response to White saying Conor’s belt was up for grabs.
When McGregor arrived, he confronted a group of UFC fighters as they loaded onto a bus and then, as you can see in the video below, launches a chair at the bus, cracking the windshield before being grabbed by security.
You can hear in the background at the very end one voice asking if he’s “cut bad,” and that voice is reportedly Michael Chiesa, per MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani.
He also reported Khabib was in the van as well and was possibly the fighter McGregor wanted to confront before he resorted to launching chairs at the van.
Those two have had plenty of back-and-forths through social media in recent years, but this is a completely different escalation of that feud by McGregor. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.
The NYPD is investigating the incident. Dana White has confirmed that there is a warrant out for his arrest: