Conor McGregor makes deal in New York, avoids prison

Conor McGregor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Early April Conor McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief, following the attack on a bus at UFC 223 media day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The former UFC Lightweight champion pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, which reportedly does not result in a criminal record. He made an agreement with the prosecutors, resolving the charges.

As a result “The Notorious” avoids prison, but is called for serving five days of community service. He is also due to attend an anger management program, and has to pay for the damages caused by the incident.

“I just want to say I’m thankful to the DA [district attorney] and the judge for allowing me to move forward,” McGregor told reporters outside the courthouse. “I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans – thank you for the support.”

The return of Conor McGregor to the Octagon is expected this year. In his previous bout he took on Floyd Mayweather and was stopped in the tenth round inside the square circle, making his professional boxing debut last August. His most recent MMA bout was in November 2016 against Eddie Alvarez whom he defeated by TKO in the second round.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.

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