Conor McGregor was caught on camera throwing a hand truck into the window of a UFC charter bus on April 5, 2018. The attack was reportedly targeted towards undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who had a confrontation with McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov days earlier.
Multiple people were injured in the attack and McGregor ultimately entered a plea deal with the New York court system to have his felony charges dropped in exchange for community service and anger management courses.
“Notorious” is now set to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title in the main event of UFC 229 on Oct. 6, live on pay-per-view. In promotion for the event, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been airing footage from the UFC charter bus attack, causing some controversy among fight fans.
Speaking at the recent UFC 229 press conference in New York, UFC President Dana White was asked if it was a difficult choice to use the bus attack footage in the promotional videos for the upcoming fight.
“Not tough at all,” White responded. “It’s part of the storyline. It is what it is. There’s been other situations where things have happened leading up to a fight and you play the story the way that the story played out.”