Published: Sun, July 29, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Conor McGregor Dodges Jail Time for Violent UFC Press Conference Tantrum

Conor McGregor Dodges Jail Time for Violent UFC Press Conference Tantrum

Thursday, McGregor reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, as the former two-division UFC champion pled guilty to disorderly conduct for his part in an assault on a bus back in April that left two fighters and a UFC employee injured.

MMA star Conor McGregor will not serve jail time after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in Brooklyn on Thursday.

McGregor was arrested a few hours later and freed on US$50,000 bail.

He was also alleged to have thrown several other things including railings at the bus in what has been reported as an attempt to get to fellow mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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The charges to which they pleaded guilty are technically violations, meaning they'll have no criminal record or travel issues. If he violates the terms of his plea deal, he could be jailed for up to 15 days.

The Dubliner has also paid for damage caused to a bus.

McGregor's lawyer did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

McGregor, widely known for his fight-related antics, was seen on camera attacking the bus in a Barclays Center loading dock after a press event ahead of UFC 223, which featured the sport's biggest card of the year. McGregor is not allowed near either until July 2020.

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McGregor hasn't fought since his marquee boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in August of a year ago.

Conor McGregor attends his after fight party and his Wynn Nightlife residency debut at the Encore Beach Club at Night at Wynn Las Vegas on August 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nurmagomedov has long called for a fight with McGregor to determine the world's best lightweight, only to be frustrated by McGregor's absence from the cage.

Below is McGregor arriving at the court a short time ago.

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UFC President Dana White said after the incident that there had been bad feelings between McGregor's camp and Nurmagomedov, the Russian fighter whose bout with Max Holloway for McGregor's vacated belt was scratched when Holloway was deemed unfit.

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