UFC megastar Conor McGregor made his presence known within the Barclays Center on Thursday, April 5. Following an incident within the center, “Notorious” is now facing misdemeanor charges of assault and a felony charge of criminal mischief. Still, UFC President Dana White is not ruling out a fight involving Conor McGregor going down later this year.
Conor McGregor and a large group of the fighter’s entourage allegedly attacked a bus backstage of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The bus was filled with fighters set to compete in the red corner of UFC 223.
Multiple fighters were injured in the fracas, including Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg. Both competitors were pulled from their upcoming bouts due to their injuries.
McGregor later turned himself in to authorities. After making his $50,000 bail, “Notorious” is now free to travel internationally. McGregor is due back in court June 14.
Speaking in a conference following the recent UFC 223 event, UFC President Dana White was asked about if the UFC had any plans for McGregor before the recent fracas. White revealed that McGregor was initially being targeted for a fight in September of 2018.
When asked if it is still possible that “Notorious” could fight in September, White revealed that he is unsure.
“I don’t know.” White said. “You can’t ask me anything about Conor. I don’t know anything about Conor. I haven’t thought about it. There’s nothing to think about this week I think except for this event.”
With McGregor now out of jail and fight fans quickly growing intrigued over the possibility of a superfight between McGregor and Nurmagomedov, it would appear that Dana White has not yet given up on the possibility of McGregor entering the octagon later this year.