UFC megastar Conor McGregor payed a surprise visit to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, April 5. The fighter led a large group of individuals backstage of UFC 223 Media Day within the center, then attacking a bus filled with UFC fighters set to compete at Saturday’s event.
The attack left multiple fighters injured and unable to compete in Saturday’s card. Michael Chiesa suffered lacerations on his face that required medical attention, while Ray Borg reportedly had issues closing his eyes due to dusts of broken glass.
Both fighters have since been pulled from their separate bouts on the UFC 223 fight card. Speaking at the UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference held on Friday, UFC President Dana White revealed that all fighters affected by the incident, minus SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov, will be compensated their show money for the event. However, the fighter’s will not be paid win bonuses for the cancelled fights.
UFC 223 goes down April 7 inside the Barclays Center and will be available live on pay-per-view.