McGregor given five days of community service
- Author: Stacy Allen Jul 29, 2018,
Jul 29, 2018, 10:33
One of McGregor's teammates from SBG Ireland, professional MMA fighter Cian Cowley, also was arrested in April for his involvement in the attack.
The plea was made as part of a deal that ensures McGregor will serve no jail time and not involve a criminal record.
There are no restrictions on McGregor's travel.
Video from TMZ Sports showed the bus with UFC fighters and others on board try to drive away.
"I think people think everything Conor McGregor does is somehow staged". The charge is disorderly conduct, a violation. If they violate the terms of their agreement, though, they could be sentenced to 15 days in jail. So, the UFC can now move forward with plans for the fighter's next bout.
The court heard that McGregor had already paid restitution for the damage caused to a bus during the melee at the Barclays Centre on April 5.
A potential lightweight title fight between McGregor (21-3) and current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) could arguably be the biggest fight in UFC history.
McGregor's freedom will now surely fuel speculation of a fight against Nurmagomedov in the near future.
The UFC declined to comment Thursday on the outcome of McGregor's case.
In 2017, Mcgregor went to fight in a highly anticipated boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. but ended up losing via 10th-round TKO.
Last week, McGregor attended the World Cup final in Moscow as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin and posed with him in a photo posted on Instagram.
Now that McGregor's legal issues are behind him, the path has been cleared for the Irishman to return to the Octagon.