Conor McGregor makes statement after assault charges, reflects on UFC 223 bus attack

Earlier this month, McGregor and his friends stormed the event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York looking for Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was involved in an altercation with the Irishman’s team-mate Artem Lobov a few days earlier.

The angry mob soon discovered that Nurmagomedov was on a bus about to leave the arena and proceeded to swarm it, with McGregor throwing a dolley through one of its windows.

McGregor has yet to issue a statement on his actions, which .

But in a recent post on Instagram, he suggested he’s learned from his huge mistake in Brooklyn.

“It is only a lesson if you learn from it,” the Dubliner wrote. “I learn everyday (sic).”

McGregor, 29, is due to appear in court on June 14 to explain his actions.

UFC president Dana White spoke to ‘The Notorious’ immediately after the unsavoury incident and claimed he showed little remorse for his actions,

“Conor and I talked through text yesterday,” White said during an appearance on First Things First.

“Obviously the worst conversation we’ve ever had. We talked yesterday before he turned himself in.

When asked if McGregor didn’t understand what had happened, he added: “No I don’t believe he did.

“It’s not that I don’t think he understood what happened, he justified it. It was justified to him.

“(He said), ‘Listen, I’m sorry about Mike and I’m sorry about Rose and whoever else might’ve (been hurt), whatever.

“But this had to be done.”

McGregor, 21-3, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since his , a triumph which saw him become the first fighter in the promotion’s history to hold two titles simultaneously.

His first fight back in mixed martial arts could very well see him lock horns with Nurmagomedov, who claimed the lightweight title earlier this month in the main event of UFC 223.

McGregor has yet to reveal when he wants to return to the cage but is said to ‘adamant’ he will fight again.

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