Arrest Warrant Issued For Conor McGregor After Barclays Incident

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"There is a warrant out for Conor McGregor's arrest".

Conor McGregor apparently isn't too pleased that UFC is stripping him of his lightweight title. McGregor refused his fight at UFC 223 but still said he planned to attend to support Artem Lobov, who will fight Alex Caceres on the card.

Nurmagomedov will now face featherweight champion Holloway, with the victor claiming McGregor's crown and the interim belt becoming null and void when a new champion is decided.

UFC president Dana White said during Wednesday's pre-fight press conference "one of these guys will be the (lightweight) champion, period" in reference to Holloway and Nurmagomedov.

White told reporters that he believed a warrant had been issued for McGregor's arrest, but no warrant has been issued, according to the NYPD, which has confirmed it is investigating an "incident" at Barclays Center. Once inside, McGregor was reportedly in search of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who will be fighting Max Holloway on Saturday night for the lightweight title that McGregor was recently stripped of.

A furious White said that McGregor broke one of the windows on the bus and cut the face of UFC fighter Michael Chiesa.

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"This is the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of the company".

He added: "There is a warrant out for Conor McGregor's arrest, they're looking for him right now". His plane can't leave NY.

A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told MMAjunkie the police are aware of an incident that took place at Barclays Center and are looking into it.

"You don't know. He had a whole posse and a whole team with him doing all of this".

Conor McGregor walks to the ring prior to his super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Quoted in the New York Post, White said: "We're not stripping Tony Ferguson".