With Conor McGregor now in the clear and out of legal issues, UFC President Dana White seems ready to move on and determine what’s next for the former two-division UFC champion.
In a Brooklyn court, McGregor pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct for an incident in April, prior to UFC 223, that saw the Irish superstar throw a dolly into the window of a bus carrying several UFC stars, including his rival and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The actions resulted in injuries to Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg, both of whom were removed from the card. Meanwhile, Artem Lobov, McGregor’s teammate, was removed from the card due to his involvement with the incident.
The court ruled McGregor must complete five days of community service and three days of anger management, as well as pay restitution for the damages to the bus. However, controversially, McGregor’s criminal record will still be a clean one and won’t affect his travel visa.
Prior to UFC 223, White said the UFC would not deal out any punishments for McGregor until his case with the state of New York was finished. Now, it appears he may not even face any sanctions from his employer.
“Conor has faced a lot of repercussions,” White said. “Conor has lost a lot of money and a lot of time and yeah, Conor and I are good. We’re good.”
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White added he is looking forward to making McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov official, and while he is excited for the UFC Calgary main event of Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier, which could see the winner earn a future title shot, White said that McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov is the fight people want.
“There’s been a lot of time leading up to this, especially once we knew how this thing was gonna play out for him in New York,” White said. “We’re all in a good place.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting