Dana White changes tune on Conor McGregor, won't rule out another fight

McGregor, 29, a titan of the sport and the UFC's first two-weight champion, was charged following the incident at the company's media day in Brooklyn on Thursday.

McGregor was arraigned Friday on charges of felony criminal mischief charges and misdemeanour assault, menacing and reckless endangerment charges. TMZ has video showing someone breaking a bus window by throwing a dolly through it. One of the McGregor's friends and fellow fighters involved in the incident, Cian Cowley, had his bail set at $25,000. "And they're just throwing things into the windows not caring who they hit".

CNN could not reach McGregor's team for comment.

At his court appearance, there was little sign of the bravado that McGregor is known for. Ahead of the court appearance, he was seen Friday morning being escorted out of the NYPD's 78th precinct building and into a vehicle, with his hands apparently restrained behind his back. Video showed him with a group of people causing chaos as they took an elevator to the loading dock at the arena.

His technical knockout loss to Mayweather was the second biggest pay-per-view fight in history.

Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were both pulled from the fight because of injuries suffered on the bus from McGregor's shenanigans.

The stunning Dee Devlin is the long-term girlfriend of hunky UFC star Conor McGregor
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Dana White was sure upset in the immediate aftermath of Conor McGregor attack on a Barclays Center bus Thursday, but the UFC president seems to have softened his stance.

Holloway's disqualification throws the event, which had already lost 3 fight from its card due to the McGregor fracas, into doubt as UFC officials scramble to find a suitable last-minute replacement for Holloway.

"The organization deems today's disruption completely unacceptable and is now working on the consequences that will follow", UFC said in a statement.

At the UFC 223 post-fight conference, White mentioned that a fight in September had been discussed prior to the incident. In addition, UFC yanked McGregor's teammate, Arteem Lobov, from his bout with Alex Caceres. The UFC did not elaborate on what that involvement entailed. But on Thursday, McGregor did something very dumb: He committed an actual crime in the service of hyping up a fight, putting his fighting career in jeopardy.

Last year, he famously switched venues and faced Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring, losing by technical knockout in his first professional boxing match.

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