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Conor McGregor, the well-known boxer and mixed martial arts athlete, triggered a scene at a UFC press occasion on Thursday afternoon in New York, prompting police to launch an investigation.
Video footage from reporters at Brooklyn's Barclays Heart exhibits somebody mentioned to be McGregor holding a guardrail and ramming it within the route of a van mentioned to be carrying his lengthy standing rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Some on Twitter mentioned there was a warrant out for McGregor’s arrest, however an NYPD spokesperson instructed BuzzFeed Information that no such warrant had been issued.
The spokesperson did say that police have been investigating the “state of affairs.”
In keeping with ESPN, McGregor was on the lookout for Nurmagomedov, whose coach, Ali Abdelaziz, made headlines earlier this week when he mentioned McGregor “solely fights when he is aware of he can win.” He additionally mentioned Nurmagomedov was McGregor’s “daddy.”
“This motherfucker is so afraid of his daddy,” Abdelaziz teased.
Within the midst of the melee, Michael Chiesa, a fellow MMA fighter, was hospitalized because of an obvious laceration to his brow, UFC President Dana White instructed ESPN.
There’s hypothesis that the outburst was prompted by the information that the UFC could be stripping McGregor of his 2016 light-weight championship, which has gone undefended since McGregor took a break from the game to prepare for the birth of his first youngster.
Throughout a press convention on Wednesday, White mentioned there could be “no interim champ” when Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway face off on Saturday evening for the light-weight championship.
“One among these guys would be the champion,” he mentioned, speaking about Nurmagomedov and Holloway.
McGregor took to Twitter early Thursday morning to specific his dissatisfaction with White’s resolution.
BuzzFeed Information has reached out to McGregor’s representatives for remark.