McGregor Spends 45 Seconds In Court, Returns In July

Conor McGregor arrived in a New York court room today for the first hearing on the four charges stemming from his attack on a bus at UFC 223 media day.

McGregor, who stands charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief, and his attorney J. Bruce Matthew, would only spend 45 seconds in front of the judge on Thursday.

Little details coming from the courtroom, only that a second hearing has been scheduled for July 26th.

The former UFC champion would walk into court before the 9:30 start time, flanked by a police escort and would walk out a little after 9:45 am et.

Following his leaving the courthouse, McGregor would walk up to a gaggle of press and give the following statement

“I regret my actions that lead to today. I understand the seriousness of this matter, and I am hopeful this will worked out.”

Karen Kessler, a member of McGregor’s legal team would re-read the statement from the Irish fighter following his leaving court.


ESPN’s Ariel Helwani would speak with McGregor’s manager Auddie Attar, who claims that any talks with the UFC are on the “back burner.”

“Today we’re here to focus on court, we’re not gonna focus on any future plans until we handle this matter. Right now we’re in good negotiations with the district attorney, so we’re gonna focus on that.”

Per a report from the Associated Press’ Mike Sisak, McGregor and co-defendant Cian Cowley are working on a plea deal that hopes to be finalized by the July 26th court date.

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