Former Utimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, appeared in court earlier this morning (Thurs., June 14, 2018) in Brooklyn, New York, to answer for his role in the UFC 223 bus attack earlier this year in “The Empire State.”
As expected, McGregor was issued a new court date of July 26, so that his “Notorious” legal team can prepare a plea deal for his pending charges, which includes two felony counts of criminal mischief.
Jail time is unlikely, according to this expert.
If and when McGregor gets his affairs settled with the criminal justice system, he could still face civil penalties, thanks to injuries suffered to Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa, among others, which forced both fighters to withdraw from UFC 223.
It was a big ugly mess that nearly saw McGregor get the boot from Dana White (not really).
As far as his fighting future, that remains in doubt until his court case is settled. Not that we’re in any rush, since Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are both out of action until later this year.
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