Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor and a plethora of friends attacked a bus full of UFC fighters days before UFC 223, allegedly looking to get at UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Irishman has been dealing with the legal implications of the bus attack ever since, but that has now come to an end. McGregor appeared at a Kings County (NY) Criminal Court today and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, which will keep the popular fighter out of jail.
Judge Raymond Rodriguez has ordered McGregor to perform five days worth of community service and up to three days of anger management classes. The judge also ordered McGregor to pay restitutions to the fighters who were injured during the bus attack, but Assistant DA Janet Gleeson told USA Today that the former two division champion has already made those restitutions.
McGregor did make the following statement to the media after the court session came to an end:
“I just want to say I’m thankful to the DA and the judge for allowing me to move forward. I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for the support.”
A statement was also issued by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, which stated:
“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.”
As a result of the plea deal and the avoided jail time, a free McGregor is now able to fight again and there are also no travel restrictions against the fighter.
Audie Attar serves as the manager of McGregor, who issued the following statement to the media after the proceedings:
“I want to say thank you to the court. Now that this has passed us, we can focus on things that have been on hold for some time. Conor’s been training, he’s in shape, he’s ready to go. So now it’s just about getting back to business, and we hope to have some news to announce very soon.”
MMA Fighting also reported that Attar said that McGregor would like to return to action by the end of this year.