Conor McGregor freed on bail following Brooklyn rampage

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  • Conor McGregor was granted bail of $50,000 by  Brookly Criminal Court after hearing on Friday afternoon
  • The 29-year-old UFC fighter turned himself in to the police after being charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief

Conor McGregor has appeared in court and been released on bail after being charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief related to an attack to a group of UFC fighters at a UFC press event in Brooklyn.

The 29-year-old, who became the first UFC fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt in Manhattan in 2016, turned himself in to police on Thursday evening after the violent incident, which caused three fights to be scrapped after several fighters were injured by broken glass.

McGregor’s case was heard at Brooklyn Criminal Court, with a bail set at $50,000. The former two-weight champion is yet to enter a plea and will appear at his next hearing on 14 June.

UFC president Dana White has said that the van attack was “the most disgusting thing that ever happened in the history” of the UFC.

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