Conor McGregor has surrendered after he and his team caused chaos that shocked the global community of mixed martial arts. The chaos injured Michael Chiesa, which forced him to pull out of his bout against Anthony Pettis at “UFC 223” at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
On April 4, 2018, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White confirmed that whoever wins between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway in the main event of “UFC 223” will officially be the new UFC Lightweight Champion. This means that McGregor will be stripped of his belt.
On April 5, 2018, McGregor and his crew made a surprise appearance at Barclays Center. They attacked the bus carrying several fighters including Nurmagomedov and Chiesa and fled the scene.
Because of the attack, Chiesa suffered multiple cuts when the shattered glass hit his forehead. McGregor turned himself in at the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn and has not yet been charged while the investigation is ongoing, New York Police District spokesperson George Tsourovakas told MMA Junkie.
McGregor was reportedly let into Barclays Center by credentialed media members. He is expected to face a judge over charges related to assault.
But if Nurmagomedov has the power to give the verdict, he does not want McGregor to go to jail. He told MMA Mania, “To be honest, I don’t want him to go to jail. We have to fight. If we have to fight, let’s fight. Send me location. Please, we have to fix this, me and you, one-on-one. You want 10-on-10? Okay.”
On April 7, 2018, Nurmagomedov and Holloway will headline “UFC 223.” It will be co-headlined by UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas and former champion Joana Jedrzejczyk.
Watch the “UFC 223” face-offs here: