Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor appeared in court this week in Brooklyn, New York to continue the legal drama surrounding the bus attack before UFC 223.
The whole proceeding lasted around a minute, as the judge dismissed the session after McGregor and his legal team stated that they are negotiating a plea deal. McGregor and associates will return to court on July 26, where more should be known on the plea deal and other legal issues revolving around the bus attack.
McGregor’s legal team did issue the following statement from the former two division champion:
“I regret my actions that led to today. I understand the seriousness of this matter and I’m hopeful this will get worked out. Thank you, everyone.”
Audie Attar is the manager of McGregor and he says the Irishman’s only focus right now is with the legal issues, not fighting.
“We’re going to keep all that right now on the backburner and really focus on this matter only and we’ll focus on all that other stuff later,” Attar said to MMA Fighting.
It has been quite awhile since McGregor competed in the Octagon, with that last appearance coming at UFC 205 in November of 2016.