All of the spotlight for what was expected to be a stack UFC 223 card on April 7 was stolen during the week leading up to the fight when Conor McGregor crashed the event and threw a dolly into the fighters bus after media day wrapped up.
Because of this incident, McGregor was arrested and four bouts ended up being canceled thus whittling the card down from 13 fights to just 9.
Most notably affected by the incident were UFC top 10 contenders at lightweight and flyweight, Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg who suffered facial damage from broken glass.
Close to the action was also top UFC strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who was fighting Felice Herrig at the end of the week.
Kowalkiewicz didn’t suffer any wounds from the incident but recounted the who ordeal when speaking to MMA Flashback and said that despite not being injured, McGregor still apologized to her for what he had done.
“After the press conference we got into the bus, but suddenly I heard someone was pounding it,” said Kowalkiewicz. “I didn’t know, what’s going on. At first, I thought these were some fans, or someone was joking around. The rest of fighters inside the bus started screaming, they wanted to open the door and get out. Then I realized many Irish guys [were running] around the bus, I saw Conor, I saw people punching the windows. I saw Rose was crying, trembling and Pat Barry was covering her. Somebody had a bloodstained face. My coaches hid me under the seats so I don’t get hurt by the broken glass. I yelled at them to let me go, I wanted to see what’s going on, but they kept me there. That’s it, I think Conor overreacted.
“I think when he realized what happened, he felt remorse. He wrote to me by himself and apologized,. I don’t know if that was honest or he was just afraid of a class-action [lawsuit], but I’m not going to sue anyone. Happily, I didn’t get hurt. I’m joking, but I grew up in Lodz and I saw worse things.”
Lodz is a city in Kowalkiewicz’ home country of Poland and she still resides there to this day. Kowalkiewicz would go on to defeat Herrig at UFC 223 by way of split decision in a very thrilling back and forth fight.
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