A NYPD spokesperson has confirmed that Conor McGregor will face assault and criminal mischief charges in a Brooklyn court later today.

The spokesperson told Independent.ie that he has “effectively been charged” with three charges of assault and one of criminal mischief and will appear in Brooklyn Criminal Court this morning after 7am local time (midday).

Cian Cowley (25), also a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, from Dublin, has been charged with assault.

Overnight McGregor turned himself in to police in New York following an incident involving a bus at a UFC 223 media day in the city.

The incident happened at the Barclays Centre in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Source: Irish Independent