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Conor McGregor Is Granted Bail After Bus Attack Drama

The UFC superstar is out of police custody having spent the night at the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn, New York.

Conor McGregor led a group of at least a dozen men to the Barclays Centre yesterday, where they proceeded to attack a bus containing many of the fighters due to take part in UFC 223 this weekend. McGregor, who threw a dolly at the bus, shattering a window in the process, turned himself into the NYPD later on Thursday night, when he was charged with three counts of misdemeanour assault and one count criminal mischief. His teammate and fellow MMA fighter Cian Cowley, was also charged with one count of misdemeanour assault and one count of criminal mischief.

The assault led to three fights on the UFC 223 card being cancelled. For his part in the fracas, Artem Lobov was pulled from his fight with Alex Cacares, while Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg, due to the injuries they suffered, were also booted from action.

This morning saw what’s likely to be a scene replayed for many years to come, as the Irishman was escorted to court in handcuffs by police.

‘The Notorious’ one appeared in court some hours later, where, per MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, he was granted bail set to $50,000, with Cowley’s bail set for $25k.

McGregor is also allowed to fly back home to Dublin, with no withholding of his passport forthcoming.

For now, the 29-year-old can breathe a sigh of relief in regards to criminal charges, however, civil lawsuits from those on the bus and security on the venue are likely heading the way of the infamous fighter.

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