Conor McGregor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
Conor McGregor pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct in connection with his involvement in an April 5 backstage melee at Barclays Center.
As part of a plea deal, the mixed martial arts star won’t serve any jail time, instead receiving five days of community service. He also won’t have a criminal record and his travel visa won’t be affected, ESPN reported.
McGregor, 30, also was ordered to pay for damages to a bus caused during the incident and attend an anger management program.
“I just want to say I’m thankful to the DA and the judge for allowing me to move forward,” McGregor said outside court, according to The Associated Press. “I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for the support.”
McGregor was joined outside the Brooklyn courthouse by his friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley, who received three days of community service and anger management for his role in the incident.
Authorities said McGregor and Cowley threw objects at a bus carrying Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters at Barclays Center on April 5, injuring at least two athletes a couple of days before UFC 223.
Video from TMZ Sports showed someone picking up a two-wheeled dolly and throwing it into a bus window, smashing the glass.
McGregor was originally charged with 12 criminal charges including two counts of felony criminal mischief.