UFC star, Conor McGregor pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges which included disorderly conduct, in a deal with prosecutors to avoid a seven-year jail term.

Other charges were menacing, assault resulting in injury, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief: where the most serious carried maximum sentence of seven years behind bars.

The Irish fighter was involved in a public altercation with a bus carrying other UFC fighters and officials on April 5, in Brooklyn.

His guilty plea to the 12-count charge avoids a jail sentence and he is required to fulfill five days of community service and undergo anger management treatment.

He will be completely cleared when he fulfills the requirements.

The 30-year-old thanked his family and fans who waited outside the court premises and the District Attorney for their support and efforts.

“I just want to say I’m thankful to the DA [District Attorney] 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.”

McGregor was asked to pay full restitution to the Brooklyn bus company as part of the plea conditions – which he already fulfilled.

His teammate and accomplice in the bus attack, fellow Irish fighter, Cian Cowley was also arrested.

With the case out of the way, the father of one is expected to return to the Octagon ring with the likelihood of facing current UFC champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was the target of his attack on the bus.

McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, is optimistic the fight will still happen regardless the incident, pointing to October as the possible date.

“Now that this is passed us, we can focus on things that have been on hold for some time,” said Mr Attar.

“Conor’s been training. He’s in shape. He’s ready to go. Now it’s just about getting back to business and we hope to have some news to announce very soon.”

 

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