McGregor avoids jail time
The notorious Conor McGregor was issued a plea deal. He was sentenced to do five days of community service in the US after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct.
McGregor had been facing 12 criminal charges related to the incident at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on 5 April.
The Irish fighter was spared jail time over his attack on a bus. He is now clear to continue his UFC career in the United States. He also agreed to take anger management classes in lieu of his sentence, and the two-weight world mixed martial arts champion will also have to pay for the damage to the bus.
Orders of protection were issued against the men who were hurt in the incident; Jason Ledbetter and fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa.
Conor said: “I just want to say I am thankful to the DA and the judge for allowing me to move forward.
“I want to say to my friends, my family and my fans; thank you for supporting me.”
A statement from the Brooklyn DA office read: “This is a fair resolution that holds the defendant accountable, ensures restitution for the victims and requires the defendant to perform community service where he can reflect on his conduct and give back to society.”
This agreement means McGregor will not have a criminal record, leaving him free to return to mixed martial arts for the first time since November 2016.