Today has no doubt been a humbling experience for UFC Superstar Conor McGregor after appearing in a rather quick hearing in Brooklyn, New York earlier this afternoon. It was revealed McGregor and his legal team have decided to negotiate a plea deal for the violent mayhem caused by he and his SBG teammates at the UFC 223 Media Day back in April where the former UFC champion was caught heaving a dolly at a charter bus with UFC fighters inside. As a result of Conor’s ruckus, two UFC 223 participants (Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg) were injured, lacerated and were thus withdrawn from the card.
McGregor’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 26. Shortly after today’s hearing ended a member from the Irishman’s legal team read a statement Conor released which read:
“I regret my actions that led to today. I understand the seriousness of this matter and I’m hopeful this will get worked out. Thank you, everyone.”
MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani caught up with McGregor’s manager Audie Attar following today’s hearing to get his comments on McGregor’s future in MMA as well as some insight on the plea negotiation which he unsurprisingly declined.
“Today we’re here to focus on court, we’re not going to focus on any future plans until we handle this matter,” Attar said. ”Right now we’re in good negotiations with the district attorney, so we’re going to focus on that and we’ll focus on the future later.” Attar followed up saying he hopes the situation as a whole will be resolved on July 26.
Judging by all of this, there’s no question Conor McGregor dug himself a deep hole, hopefully after July 26 we can see some change of heart from the “Notorious”.