Conor McGregor Strikes Plea Deal, Felony Dropped, Gets Anger Management

Conor McGregor Strikes Plea Deal, Felony Dropped, Gets Anger Management

Conor McGregor Strikes Plea Deal, Felony Dropped, Gets Anger Management

Outside the courtroom, Conor issued a short statement - "I just want to say I'm thankful for the D.A. and the judge for allowing me to move forward".

McGregor's plea was part of a negotiated deal between his legal team and the district attorney's office, which dropped two felony charges and several misdemeanor charges against him.

McGregor's court appearance was incredibly short - lasting less than half an hour - and he's already paid restitution for the damage he caused. A potential superfight with Nurmagomedov would be a massive bout for the organization and one it can now freely make with McGregor cleared of further punishment.

Today, McGregor avoided a career-debilitating felony that would have prevented him from traveling into the US for fights.

Speaking outside the court, McGregor thanked family and friends for their support throughout the case.

Mixed martial arts star McGregor returns to court for NYC melee

McGregor will also be evaluated for an anger management program and barred from contact with fighters injured in the mayhem after a news conference for the UFC 223 event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in April.

McGregor was joined in the Brooklyn court by friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley, who was handed three days of community service and anger management.

The victory in NY saw McGregor become the first fighter in the UFC to hold two belts at the same time.

The UFC took away the title after McGregor decided not to defend it in favour of taking a highly lucrative boxing match against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather - which Mayweather won by TKO in the 10th round.

At the time of the melee, McGregor was angry that the UFC had stripped him of the lightweight title, according to profanity-laced messages he posted on Twitter. A potential fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been rumored. It stems from an incident caught on camera, where McGregor is accused of throwing a hand-truck into a bus. Footage of McGregor attacking a bus after a media event had spread on social media.

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