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The Latest: UFC star McGregor arraigned in melee

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(AP) - The latest on the New York arrest of ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor (all times local):
  
5 p.m.
  
Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has been arraigned on felony criminal mischief and other charges following a backstage melee at a New York City event.
  
McGregor answered, "Yes, your honor" when the judge asked Friday whether he understood orders to stay away from the alleged victims in the case. He also was charged with misdemeanor assault, menacing and reckless endangerment.
  
McGregor was released on $50,000 bond and co-defendant Cian Cowley on $25,000 bond. Both are due back in court June 14.
  
The two men exited the courthouse in Brooklyn, got into an SUV and left.
  
McGregor's attorney, Jim Walden, asked Judge Connie Melendez to allow his client to travel and "pursue his craft." Walden said McGregor is "the most visible face on the planet" and has no criminal history.
  
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11:15 a.m.
  
Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor has arrived at the courthouse. He had been brought out of a New York City police station in handcuffs after a backstage melee that forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year.
  
McGregor, looking composed, held his chin up as he walked toward an unmarked police vehicle on Friday morning.
  
He did not acknowledge a throng of journalists or two onlookers who shouted messages of support.
  
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.
  
It was not immediately known if McGregor has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
  
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7:50 a.m.

Ultimate fighting star Conor 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.
 
The New York Police Department says McGregor was charged and awaiting a court appearance Friday, facing three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. It was not immediately known if McGregor has an attorney.
 
Video showed McGregor with a group of people causing chaos Thursday as they took an elevator to the loading dock at Barclays Center. He can be seen tossing trash cans and being prevented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced New York appearance.

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