NYSAC director likens Conor McGregor case to notorious cult leader Charles Manson

Conor Mc Gregor due in court to face charges stemming from melee

Conor Mc Gregor with his title belts after a UFC match at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 13 2016

On Wednesday, White said the UFC would take back McGregor's lightweight title, which would be awarded to the victor of Saturday's UFC 223 fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway in NY.

The Irish father-of-one was also captured on surveillance throwing a chair toward a passenger window of the bus and punched a member of a security detail, his Brooklyn arraignment heard Friday.

Chris Brown has come out in support of Conor McGregor, after the UFC star was charged with assault.

Recent statements by UFC President, Dana White, confirms Conor McGregor and the UFC were working on a new contract.

Footage emerged earlier this week, showing McGregor and his entourage attacking a bus containing fighters, including lightweight rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The clip also shows the reaction from the fighters on the bus with Michael Chiesa suffering a cut to the head. In wake of the attack, which injured multiple fighters, UFC has reshuffled much of the main card for the pay-per-view event.

Conor McGregor's rough week got even rougher on Saturday night.

Rendelman adds that McGregor's popularity could actually help him with the case as the District Attorney could just arrange a deal where the fighter can "get back to the community" after the damage he caused.

"What the f-", Chiesa said.

Bail for McGregor was set at $50,000 and $25,000 for Cowley, with both men were bailed out by celebrity bondsman Ira Judelson, the New York Post reported. Also hurt in the irruption was flyweight fighter, Ray Borg.

McGregor, who was seen Friday being escorted in handcuffs from NYPD's 78th Precinct in Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, has been charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

The next hearing for him is scheduled for 14th June 2018. McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, "You'll strip me of nothing". While that was a disingenuous stance for White to take-McGregor is now embroiled in a contract dispute with the promotion and faced Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match that the UFC had a hand in promoting in November-there is no question his continued absence from the cage stalls the lightweight division at a time when it is overflowing with contenders. He made the biggest payday of his career in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August and has not fought since. "You know you don't like a Khabib and you don't like what happened or whatever, fight Khabib, you can come in here and do it legally".

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