Conor McGregor in plea negotiations after melee


Conor McGregor in plea negotiations after melee

The news comes as MMA champ Conor McGregor appeared in court Thursday in New York City to answer felony charges over his April rampage at the Barclays Center on a bus full of fellow fighters.

McGregor's team said they wanted to enter a plea deal.

McGregor and a member of his entourage, Cian Cowley, were charged for their assaults on a pair of fighter busses during UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn on April 5th.

But the UFC said two fighters suffered injuries and had to abandon their April 7 bouts: lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa, with head and facial cuts from broken glass, and flyweight Ray Borg, who suffered corneal abrasions. McGregor's court hearing was like many of his past fights: quick.

He continued, "I understand the seriousness of this matter and I'm hopeful that it gets resolved soon".

Judging by all of this, there's no question Conor McGregor dug himself a deep hole, hopefully after July 26 we can see some change of heart from the "Notorious". They each face up to seven years in prison on a top charge of felony criminal mischief, but a deal would nearly certainly reduce or eliminate their time behind bars. Audie Attar, his manager, said all talk of future fights will be put on hold until after the return to court next month. He was released on $50,000 bail. The last time McGregor competed in a UFC match was in November 2016 where he won by TKO over Eddie Alvarez.

During his period away from he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather in August previous year at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada. White was incredibly upset with his biggest star immediately after McGregor's incident.

"I don't know what's going to happen", White said about the hearing.



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