Published: Fri, July 27, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Conor McGregor Issues Statement On Plea Deal

Conor McGregor Issues Statement On Plea Deal

Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor was sentenced for his involvement in the UFC 223 incident that sent several of his fellow fighters to the hospital. Cian Cowley, a McGregor teammate at SBG Ireland, also was arrested in April and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Suddenly, McGregor v Khabib is as appetising as any of his fights and, after the details of his court hearing emerged on Thursday afternoon, it's become a genuine possibility. Additionally, McGregor will serve no jail time and will have no criminal record stemming from the incident.

He has also been ordered to stay away from three individuals - Raymond Bord, Michael Chiesa and Jason Leadbeater - until July 2020, while he will pay for the damage to the bus.

Last weekend, it was reported that the Irishman has reached a plea deal with the Brooklyn District Attorney which will see him avoid jail. Those charges carried a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

Conor McGregor pleaded guilty today in a NY court to charges relating to a backstage brawl in NY last April. "To my family, my fans, thank you for support", he said.

Video showed McGregor tossing trash cans and being blocked from throwing a barricade before he launched the hand truck. He was stripped of his lightweight championship after UFC 223 due to inactivity.

What do you think of Conor McGregor's punishment? Conor's been training, he's in shape, he's ready to go. "We hope to have something to announce really soon".

The resolution of McGregor's criminal case may clear the way for a return to the Octagon later this year. McGregor, however, did not lose the title, instead being stripped for inactivity in the aftermath of his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather past year. Footage of McGregor attacking a bus after a media event had spread on social media.

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