Report: Conor McGregor Banned From Driving For 6 Months, Fined €1,000


Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor was last seen in action at UFC 229, suffering a fourth round TKO loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The UFC star was pulled over for speeding in October of 2017, going over 100 mph in his vehicle in Blackchurch, Ireland and McGregor recently appeared in court to answer for those charges according to a report from RTE. McGregor would have to answer to four charges, including speeding, driving without a license, failing to produce a license at the scene and failing to produce it again at a police station.

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Judge Desmond Zaidan has disqualified McGregor from driving for six months and also fined the fighter €1000 ($1,128.09 USD). The state did withdraw three charges against McGregor after the Irishman pleaded guilty to the speeding charge. It is unknown if the driving disqualification applies to McGregor in the United States as well, or just in Ireland. 

McGregor did issue a very brief statement in court as he appeared to receive the punishment, saying:

“I gotta drive safer.” 

These may not be the only issues McGregor faces in the future, as the fighter and the aforementioned Nurmagomedov are expected to be punished by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) next month for their roles in the post-fight brawl at UFC 229.

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