While the UFC on FOX 23 preliminary card was well underway in Denver, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was busy with a special Q&A pay-per-view event at EventCity in Manchester, England. Following “An Experience With Conor McGregor,” an apparent brawl erupted outside of the venue, leading to the hospitalization of a few men. The Manchester Evening News has the details.
“Initial reports from police had also stated that one person had suffered serious injuries after police were called to the venue just before 4am.
However it has now been confirmed that three men were taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.”
It should be noted that 4 AM local time was well after the Q&A had wrapped up. Police also said that they were receiving reports of as many as 100 people who were involved in the brawl, but they’ve since concluded a considerably lower number.
Detective Inspector John Stainton from Stretford Police Station said: “There was a lot of confusion about what happened and how many people were involved in last night’s fighting but we are now clear that there were a maximum of around 20 people involved in the disorder.
"We are appealing for anyone who saw anything to get in touch as soon as possible. Behaviour like we saw last night is not acceptable and I’m only thankful that there weren’t any more serious injuries.”
One witness said: “Hi, just been past EventCity and there is all police in the car park, part of it is cordoned off, quite a few police vans and cars.”
There’s no word on whether or not there were any bottles thrown in this brawl.