CONOR MCGREGOR STRIPPED OF UFC TITLE
Just days after spending part of Thursday in jail following an incident at the UFC 223 media day at Barclays Center, Conor McGregor has been stripped of his UFC lightweight title. UFC President Dana White Blazer announced the news at the UFC 223 post-fight press conference, flatly stating that Khabib Nurmagomedov is now the undisputed lightweight champion.
McGregor arrived in New York on Thursday with an entourage to a scheduled UFC 223 press event and proceeded to throw a hand truck through the window of a bus carrying a number of fighters set to compete. Two were left injured from broken glass (Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg), and McGregor now faces charges of "felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of assault, attempted assault, menacing and reckless endangerment," according to the New York Post.
Officially, the move doesn't have anything to do with Thursday's ruckus. White suggested last month that McGregor's reign as lightweight champion was set to end following UFC 223 due to inactivity. McGregor is scheduled to return to court in New York on June 14.