Conor McGregor Bail Set After Assault Arrest; Allowed to Return to Ireland

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 6, 2018

Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, left, is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department, Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion's most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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After being arrested for his actions during UFC 223 media day, Conor McGregor will, in fact, be allowed to return to Ireland as part of his bail package. 

Ariel Helwani of reported on Friday that the Irish fighter would be permitted to leave the United States to fly home if he wishes, noting that his bail had been set at $50,000:

McGregor crashed Thursday's UFC media day and attacked a bus filled with passengers, which resulted in injuries to fighters:

He was arrested in New York as a result of his actions:

UFC President Dana White would not comment on McGregor's future in the sport in the aftermath of the incident, telling TMZ that the 29-year-old fighter is "going to jail" and that people are going to sue him:

Three bouts were pulled from the UFC 223 card as a result of Thursday's incident. Per ESPN's Brett Okamoto, Michael Chiesa suffered lacerations on his face and Ray Borg "started to experience problems with his eye" due to particles of shattered glass. 

Per Helwani, McGregor and Co. wanted "retaliation" after Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team were involved in a prior incident with Artem Lobov—McGregor's teammate—at a hotel earlier this week. White made it clear to TMZ Sports that speculation of the attack being staged is "dumbest thing I've ever heard" and that the situation is 100 percent real.

McGregor may be allowed to return to Ireland in amid legal trouble, but this situation is far from over.

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