BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Conor McGregor never has claimed to have much interest in making friends, but his visit to New York today may have created a lot more enemies than he ever could have expected.
After the lightweight champion attacked a bus at Barclays Center following a media day for UFC 223, along with a group of other people with him, a total of three fights have been removed from the event.
Borg’s participation first was reported to be in jeopardy in a report on Twitter from Zeca Azevedo from Combate.com.
According to Azevedo, Borg late today headed to the hospital because he was having difficulty opening his eyes from what he believed to be pieces of glass from the window McGregor broke out of the fighter and crew bus by throwing a dolly into it.
Lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) was sent to the hospital for cuts, and ultimately his fight against Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) had to be removed.
UFC President Dana White pulled McGregor teammate Artem Lobov (13-14-1 MMA, 2-4 UFC) from his preliminary card featherweight fight against Alex Caceres (13-11 MMA, 8-9 UFC) for his role in the melee, and on two days’ notice no new opponent was secured for Caceres to stay on the card.
UFC 223 will take place Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The removal of the Chiesa-Pettis fight leaves a gap on the pay-per-view portion of the card. The removal of the Borg-Moreno fight leaves a gap on the FS1 portion of the prelims. It is not yet known which fights will shift around to fill in the new gaps in each broadcast.
Stay tuned to MMAjunkie for more on this story as it develops.
With the fight removals, the current UFC 223 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Max Holloway vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – for lightweight title
- Champ Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – for women’s strawweight title
- Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano
- Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
- Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Joe Lauzon
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Evan Dunham
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
- Kyle Bochniak vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
- Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Bec Rawlings
- Devin Clark vs. Michael Rodriguez
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