Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

UFC star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

UFC star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor heads to a vehicle to leave Brooklyn Criminal Court, Friday, April 6, 2018 in NY.

Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court in NY for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on camera.

The Irishman attacked a bus carrying several high profile fighters at the Barclays Centre in NY, breaking a window and injuring a couple.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, White revealed that he is going to be meeting up with McGregor on June 18, which is next Monday, but the location of their meet was not disclosed.

McGregor infamously got himself into hot water (as well as legal trouble) after attacking a bus containing UFC fighters in Brooklyn right before UFC 223.

But he never defended the title, entering the boxing ring instead to take on Floyd Mayweather in August 2017, and McGregor was stripped of his title by UFC - with president Dana White announcing the decision in the build-up to UFC 223. The Notorious was charged with three counts of assault, and one count of criminal mischief for the bus attack.

Reports in America are saying that McGregor is working on a plea deal as he could face seven years in prison for the incident. The last time McGregor competed in a UFC match was in November 2016 where he won by TKO over Eddie Alvarez.

"I don't know what's going to happen", White said about the hearing.

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