Three fights have now been pulled from UFC 223 because of Conor McGregor 2 years ago

Three fights have now been pulled from UFC 223 because of Conor McGregor

Saturday night's card is in free fall

Three of the fights scheduled for UFC 223 on Saturday night have been pulled after a violent backstage incident in New York.

Footage has emerged appearing to show Conor McGregor attacking a UFC fighters' bus which Dana White has described as "the most disgusting thing that's happened in the history of the company."

McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief and is due to appear in court on Friday.

Artem Lobov was pulled from the card for his role in the attack and Michael Chiesa sustained cuts to his face during it.


Chiesa's injury is so severe he is not able to compete in his scheduled bout against Anthony Pettis.

Ray Borg has been forced out of a bout against Brandon Moreno because of multiple corneal abrasions.

Three fights in total have therefore been pulled from the card.

There is now only one fight left on the early prelims.

Khabib has since challenged Conor to a 10-on-10 brawl.