Report: New York Media Chose McGregor Coverage Over Trump Lawyer’s FBI Raid

It would appear that UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s recent appearance in New York may have provided some distraction for local media during the recent FBI raid of President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen.

Conor McGregor had been making headlines for a fracas that took place in Brooklyn, New York on April 5. Entering backstage of Brooklyn’s Barclay Center with a large entourage, the mixed martial artist allegedly attacked a bus filled with UFC fighters set to compete at UFC 223.

The target of the attack was reportedly undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, as the fighter slapped McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov at a hotel confrontation days earlier. McGregor would later turn himself in to police, with the fighter now facing misdemeanor and felony charges for the incident.

The New York paparazzi were staking out the Loews Regency on Park Avenue in an attempt to get a shot of the Irish native, but failed to see the series of F.B.I. agents entering the hotel in a raid on Michael Cohen, as the President’s lawyer was staying in a hotel room.

As reported by Vanity Fair, the raid was conducted as part of Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation concerning alleged Russian collusion in the election.

Meanwhile, Conor McGregor is due back in court for his recent fracas on June 14.

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