Conor McGregor wasn’t supposed to be at UFC 223. At least not according to Dana White in the days leading up to the event. But an altercation in a Brooklyn hotel, between Khabib Nurmagomedov and McGregor friend and teammate Artem Lobov apparently drove the UFC double-champ into a rage.
McGregor and his entourage stormed the Barclays Center searching for Khabib, eventually finding him on the UFC ‘red corner’ bus for the UFC 223 fighters. McGregor picked up a nearby dolly and threw it at a bus window, shattering it. The incident apparently broke the hand of one UFC employee, while also showering Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg with glass. Chiesa was taken to the hospital immediately for minor cuts, and Borg has since been hospitalized due to eye trouble. Rose Namajunas reportedly considered pulling out of the event after McGregor’s actions.