Conor McGregor: I regret my actions that led me here today.
Conor McGregor’s legal team is actively negotiating a plea deal with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office after McGregor was accused of attacking a bus in April. McGregor’s next court date is scheduled for July 26.
McGregor was arraigned in early April on two felony charges, criminal mischief in the second degree and criminal mischief in the third degree, and 10 misdemeanor charges ranging from menacing to reckless endangerment.
Bearded and wearing a dark gray suit, McGregor entered the courtroom on Thursday morning accompanied by his legal team and his training partner, Cian Cowley, who also faced charges stemming from the April melee.
“As noted in court, we have ongoing discussions with the District Attorney’s office and hope to be able to resolve this matter to both sides satisfaction by the next court date,” Maffeo said.
Thursday’s proceedings lasted less than a minute after the hearing McGregor said in a brief statement:
“I regret my actions that led me here today. I understand the seriousness of this matter, and I’m hopeful that it gets resolved soon.”
The UFC’s former champion is facing 12 charges stemming from the incident, including two charges of misdemeanor assault and a charge of felony criminal mischief. McGregor is accused of attacking a bus occupied by UFC athletes at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. McGregor was allegedly targeting UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after Nurmagomedov confronted a teammate of McGregor’s.
Conor McGregor is making his presence felt here in NYC. Felice Herrig just posted this clip of him on IG going a little wild. 😱 pic.twitter.com/arvUJF1pV2
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) April 5, 2018
Afterward, UFC president Dana White called McGregor’s assault “the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of this company.”
McGregor hasn’t fought in a UFC event since 2016, he is expected to meet with Dana White in the next week to discuss his return to the ring, according to a report from TMZ Sports.