Conor McGregor reads statement outside court in NY

Conor McGregor reads statement outside court in NY

Conor McGregor reads statement outside court in NY

"I just want to say I'm thankful to the D.A. and the Judge for allowing me to move forward".

The charges related to an incident in April where McGregor and his entourage went on a rampage in an underground auto park smashing windows on a bus filled with UFC fighters who were at the Barclays Centre Arena in Brooklyn to publicise the upcoming UFC 223 event.

McGregor has paid to fix the damaged bus.

McGregor made a brief statement outside the courthouse before leaving.

Two fighters were injured by flying glass during the attack and were forced to pull out of a UFC event the following weekend.

This plea deal will not affect McGregor's travel visa and he will not have a criminal record either.

All felony charges have been dropped, however, clearing the way for McGregor's return to mixed martial arts for the first time since November 2016, when he beat Eddie Alvarez.

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor is due back in court in NY today on charges of assault and criminal mischief. "I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for the support".

Cian Cowley, another Irish fighter charged in the incident, also pleaded guilty on Thursday.

The UFC took away the title after McGregor decided not to defend it in favour of taking a highly lucrative boxing match against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather - which Mayweather won by TKO in the 10th round. He was stripped of his lightweight championship after UFC 223 due to inactivity.

The incident and legal problems that came from a bus attack months ago are finally behind former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. McGregor threw an appliance dolly at the window of a bus that held numerous UFC fighters, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas, Borg, and Chiesa, amongst others.

Nurmagomedov now holds the UFC lightweight title, while Max Holloway is the featherweight champion.

Image: McGregor is seen hauling a temporary barrier into a bus.

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