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Conor McGregor Vandalises Vehicles Carrying UFC 223 Fighters, Arrested For Creating Ruckus [WATCH]

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| April 6 , 2018 , 12:56 IST

UFC superstar Conor McGregor turned himself into police custody on Thursday after footage started to surface of the fighter vandalizing vehicles carrying fighters who are due to compete at UFC 223 on Saturday.

The set of events took place on Thursday when McGregor with a group of people created chaos as they took an elevator to the loading dock at Barclays Center. He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appearance in New York.

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His actions which are clearly visible in the video, have caused injuries to two of the fighters. Michael Chiesa faced multiple lacerations on his face while Ray Borg had a piece of glass scrap his eye. Both fighters have pulled out from the fight card due to injuries.

The reason for McGregor’s sudden appearance in Brooklyn, where the main title fight is for the belt he currently holds, the 155-pound Lightweight title of UFC, is an act of retaliation.

One of the headliners of the fight, Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov had an altercation with Artem Lobov on Tuesday in the hotel lobby, who was also fighting on this card.

It is reported that Conor along with Artem and the rest of his entourage ambushed the vans carrying Khabib and his team for revenge.

Artem has been pulled from the fight card as well by UFC President Dana White, and his future too appears to be in jeopardy.

McGregor, who created history by being the first double champ in UFC history by holding both the 145lb and 155lb title at the same and who famously fought Floyd Mayweather in a boxing bout has been erratic recently, but this unjustifiable act is beyond comprehension for his millions of fans around the world.

"The organization deems today's disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow. Individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow's ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday's event at Barclays Center." UFC said in a statement.