Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was released after posting bail of $ 50,000 and having heard the three counts of assault and vandalism imposed on him for participating in an altercation in the city’s parking lot. Barclays Center of Brooklyn.
The Police Department was responsible for the charges against McGregor, who volunteered Thursday night at the 78th police station in New York, where he was detained
McGregor, 29, appeared unexpectedly at a UFC 223 press conference at the Barclays Center and was captured by the security camera by throwing a handheld platform through the window of a bus that transported fighters from the UFC, organization that governs mixed martial arts.
“There was a dispute over a vacant title and the person I was discussing was not hurt,” said Detective Chief Robert Boyce. “Although he was on the bus.”
The judge in charge of the case issued a protection order that involved two of the fighters
Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa, which states that McGregor must stay away from them and also specified that it includes messages on social networks.
“He (McGregor) is caught in a surveillance video when he picks up a chair and throws it at the window of a passenger bus,” the prosecutor said. “Two people on the bus were injured and the defendant also punches someone who was in a security position.”
McGregor’s defense attorney, Jim Walden, asked the judge to allow the Irish fighter to keep his passport in order to travel and “follow his job,” as there was no risk that McGregor would not return to court on June 14. to answer the charges against you.
“It’s the most visible face of the planet,” argued Walden
“He has no criminal record”
According to Walden, McGregor will also have to communicate by telephone with the judicial authorities each week so that they know their travel plans and can approve it.
McGregor has not fought in the UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC president Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended.
His last fight was as a boxer when he faced the undefeated world champion, the American Floyd Mayweather, in August 2017, when he lost by TKO in the tenth round.
Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Al Iaquinta on Saturday in the UFC 223 main event for the vacant lightweight title, which belonged to McGregor.