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.
As of 6:53 am ET, Conor McGregor is still in police custody, NYPD tells me. He was held overnight at the 78th precinct in Brooklyn. He is expected to be transported to a local court sometime today.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 6, 2018
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.
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) April 6, 2018
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.