Emboldened by his money from the Mayweather fight, he has become a law unto himself, but his latest misstep has tested the patience of UFC president Dana White, who has excused plenty of bad behaviour in the past. In other words, after 500 or so days, the possibility of an actual fight, with actual risk, was becoming real. "You've gotta roll, man. You've gotta figure it out and it's on with the show". Fueled by revenge and running with a pack of his "hoodlums", McGregor's antics landed him in jail - and injured two fighters on Saturday's UFC 223 card.
Footage of McGregor were uploaded onto MMA fighter Felice Herrig's Instagram story with the caption: "Conor McGregor causing trouble" - which is putting it mildly considering he could be looking at seven years, if convicted.
Lobov was pulled from Saturday's card for his involvement in the ugly act. Adding fuel to the fire, McGregor has shown very little respect for the MMA organization.
McGregor reportedly turned up unannounced at the end of the UFC 223 press event.
White said this week in New York that McGregor would fight again for UFC this year. It's like arguing that Don King orchestrated the arrest and incarceration of Mike Tyson.
At the hearing, the 29-year-old father-of-one was released on a bail of $50,000 and will be allowed to leave the United States but must return for a hearing on 14 June. "The dolly hit him, and glass came in and cut him up. Let me know and that's it".
White added: "We get through this weekend - we get back to Las Vegas and we just start figuring this thing out". Following that decision, McGregor took to Twitter in an expletive laden rant. "He has no criminal history and the bail package is completely appropriate", McGregor's lawyer Jim Walden told the court. Have it out with him.
"As you can imagine, he's going to be sued beyond belief", Mr White said.
McGregor, who became the first fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt in Manhattan in 2016, has not fought in a UFC bout since the win over Alvarez in November 2016.
"So much rumor and misinformation about my client, Conor McGregor".
McGregor is accused of throwing something through the window of a bus, injuring a passenger, according to an NYPD source with knowledge of the event.
"These buses are full of a ton of fighters and their cornermen", UFC CEO Dana White told "First Things First" Friday morning. "He looks forward to getting back to fighting as soon as possible".