New York State Athletic Commission issues statement on McGregor

April 5, 2018

The New York State Athletic Commission has released a statement on the incident involving Conor McGregor and his entourage at today’s UFC 223 media day.

Videos showed McGregor and throw metal barriers, chairs, and trashcans to a bus with UFC fighters on it.  One video showed McGregor throw an object and break a window which cut Michael Chiesa.  Although initially though to be off the card due to the incident, it looks like Chiesa will still try to fight Saturday.

As told to MMA Fighting, the commission stated, “[T]he incident that occurred today at the Barclay’s Center was unacceptable and has no place in New York State sports.”  The statement went on to indicated that they are in touch with the UFC and Barclay’s Center management in response to the incident.  It statement ended indicating that McGregor is not licensed by the New York State Athletic Commission.

Dana White indicated that credentialed media for “The Mac Life” let Conor and his entourage into the arena.

Payout Perspective:

Despite being a box office and PPV draw, Conor McGregor may not fight in New York for a while based on the incident today.  In addition, it’s likely that the New York Police will be involved in some way as well as the UFC.  The legal fallout from this incident is certain.

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