MMA fighter Conor McGregor appears in court on assault charges

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Asked how the conversation with McGregor went, White said, "Yeah, it's good".

"The Notorious" appeared in a NY court on Friday, where a total of 22 counts have been filed against him, including two felony counts of criminal mischief. After spending the night in custody, McGregor was hit with a bevy of charges, including a felony mischief charge and a misdemeanor assault charge.

"I don't know [if he'll fight again]", White told ESPN on Friday. "I honestly don't know the answer to that question".

Due to the injuries, three fights were taken off the card for UFC 223.

The Irishman reportedly pocketed around US$100 million for the superfight he lost in August in Las Vegas against ex-welterweight champion boxer Floyd Mayweather.

The New York Police Department had put out a warrant for McGregor's arrest.

"So much rumor and misinformation about my client, Conor McGregor".

The incident comes after White stripped McGregor of his lightweight title because of inactivity.

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The Irishman has been facing backlash after his already infamous attack on a bus carrying UFC fighters at the Barclays Center in NY.

UFC president Dana White told the website MMAjunkie that a member of a credentialed website let McGregor and his entourage of about 20 people into the arena through a door during a media day event.

Bail for Cian Cowley, also involved in the alleged incident, was set at $25,000. The bail has been set at $50,000.

The mixed martial arts (MMA) star, who is also accused of one count of criminal mischief, was escorted by officers to an arraignment hearing at Kings County criminal court in Brooklyn.

McGregor threw a dolly through one of the bus's windows, injuring lightweight Michael Chiesa and flyweight Ray Borg and causing the UFC to pull both of their fights from Saturday's card.

He profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, "You'll strip me of nothing".

Max Holloway was ruled out of his scheduled showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov by the New York State Athletic Commission on Friday morning.

McGregor last fought inside the cage in November 2016, when he knocked-out Eddie Alvarez to capture the lightweight title - the same belt that Nurmagomedov will be vying for on Saturday.

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