Thursday 24 May 2018

Cian Cowley booked in for Irish fight five days before court appearance with Conor McGregor

Cian Cowley was arrested with Conor McGregor
Cian Cowley was arrested with Conor McGregor

Sam Roberts

Conor McGregor's teammate Cian Cowley is booked to fight in Northern Ireland just days before appearing in court in the United States next month.

McGregor and Cowley were charged with offences relating to an attack on a bus at a UFC event last month, and both men will appear in court in New York on June 14th.

McGregor and members of his team were caught on video throwing objects at a UFC fighter bus at UFC 223 in New York, leading to three cancelled fights and minor injuries to a number of fighters.

McGregor and Cowley were the only two men charged in relation to the incident, and handed themselves in to New York police after a warrant was issued for their arrest.

Cowley is scheduled to fight his second professional MMA bout in Belfast on June 9th, just five days before his court appearance.

Teammate and sparring partner of McGregor, Cowley is 0-1 as a professional after losing on his debut in May 2017.

The SBG Ireland fighter will face Poland's Daniel Olejniczak at the 'Brave 13' event in Belfast's SSE Arena next month.

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