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MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

Speaking outside the court, McGregor thanked the District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn and his family and friends for their support over the last few months.

Also in plea deal agreement, Mcgregor will get no jail time and will not affect McGregor's travel visa, as well have no criminal record.

"It won't be a case that he'll be picking up rubbish on the side of the road", one source said. McGregor will have to pay restitution for damage to the van and will be forced to attend an anger management class.

As part of his plea deal, protection orders have been issued relating to the people injured in the incident. So, the UFC can now move forward with plans for the fighter's next bout.

McGregor's freedom will now surely fuel speculation of a fight against Nurmagomedov in the near future. The incident was seen as a retaliatory attack for an earlier confrontation between Nurmagomedov's team and McGregor teammate Artem Lobov in NY.

"Right now nothing has been determined in terms of when his return will be".

The incident occurred shortly after UFC president Dana White stripped McGregor of his lightweight title, the fighter having been away from the sport since 2016. Cian Cowley has been ordered to do 3 days of community service and anger management program, .

"Conor McGregor has been dismissed of all felony accounts", MMA Fighting posted on Twitter.

McGregor's lawyer did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

"This is the same outcome that would've occurred if he would've been a non-celebrity", said attorney Bruce Masseo.

The Irish father-of-one was also captured on surveillance cameras throwing a chair toward a passenger window of the bus. McGregor is seen hurling a metal hand cart at a window.

Following a brief hiatus in observance of Ramadan, Nurmagomedov has been preparing for his first title defense with McGregor as the most likely opponent assuming he cleared the hurdle of his legal proceedings.