Conor McGregor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct violation as part of deal

Tanya Cunningham
July 26, 2018

"Notorious" will also be required to serve five days of community service, 1-to-3 days of an anger management evaluation and pay restitution for damages caused on the UFC fighter bus during the ordeal.

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

The Dubliner had been attempting to confront fellow UFC fighter and chief rival, Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was a passenger on the bus.

"I just want to say that I am thankful to the DA and the judge for allowing me to move forward", he said. "I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for supporting me". He pled guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.

The 30-year-old Irish fighter was joined in Brooklyn court by his 25-year-old friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley, who also pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge and got three days of community service and anger management.

A meeting in NY could be seen as closure for the rivals after their near-clash in April at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Video shot during McGregor's bus melee showed Nurmagomedov being held back as the UFC star and his teammates swarmed the bus and threw several items at it.

McGregor was stripped of his featherweight and lightweight belts in April due to inactivity, having taken time off when his first child was born and then training for a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather last August.

Lobov had been scheduled to fight at UFC 223, but when UFC officials learned that he was part of the attack, they immediately removed him from the event, bringing the total fight cancellations because of the attack to three.

An order of protection has been placed against Ray Borg, Jason Ledbetter and Michael Chiesa.

McGregor handed himself in to police soon after the incident.

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