Former UFC dual-division champion Conor McGregor was sentenced in a New York courtroom on Thursday for his April assault on a bus stuffed with UFC fighters and workers.
McGregor appeared in Kings County Legal Court docket in Brooklyn, N.Y., the place he pleaded responsible to at least one depend of disorderly conduct, as did his teammate and fellow perpetrator within the bus assault Cian Cowley.
McGregor’s plea was a part of a negotiated deal between his authorized staff and the district legal professional’s workplace, which dropped two felony expenses and a number of other misdemeanor expenses in opposition to him. Consequently, Decide Raymond Rodriguez sentenced McGregor to 5 days of group service, completion of an anger-management class, and ordered him to pay restitution.
Ought to he fulfill the phrases of the plea deal, McGregor will serve no jail time and won’t have a prison document. As an Irish citizen, this successfully removes any menace to his immigration standing, permitting him to renew his combating profession and work in america.
The decide additionally served three orders of safety in opposition to McGregor, in line with Reuters, together with two by fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa, who had been injured within the April incident. McGregor won’t be allowed to be close to them till July of 2020.
After the sentencing, McGregor appeared outdoors of the court docket home, the place he made a short assertion.
“I simply wish to say that I’m grateful to the DA and the decide for permitting me to maneuver ahead,” he stated. “I wish to say to my associates, my household, and my followers, thanks on your help.”
The incident occurred on April 5 following the UFC 223 Media Day when McGregor, Cowley, Artem Lobov, and a number of other others stormed the loading dock of the Barclays Heart. McGregor threw an equipment dolly on the window of a bus that held quite a few UFC fighters, together with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas, Borg, and Chiesa, amongst others. The window shattered and injured Borg and Chiesa, necessitating their elimination from the UFC 223 battle card.
Lobov had been scheduled to battle at UFC 223, however when UFC officers discovered that he was a part of the assault, they instantly eliminated him from the occasion, bringing the full battle cancellations due to the assault to 3.
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McGregor has not set foot within the Octagon for a bout since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the light-weight title at UFC 205 in November of 2016. That victory made him the UFC’s first dual-division champion, as he additionally held the featherweight title on the time. He has since been compelled to relinquish each belts.
Nurmagomedov at the moment holds the UFC light-weight title, whereas Max Holloway is the featherweight champion.
Now that McGregor has cleared the prison proceedings stemming from the incident, it’s anticipated that he’ll possible problem Nurmagomedov for the belt in some unspecified time in the future within the close to future.