The two-division champion Conor McGregor has agreed to a plea deal, which reduces charges against him and will allow him to continue fighting in the world’s best mixed martial arts competition.
In his second appearance in the Kings County Criminal Court in Brooklyn, New York today, the controversial fighter pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charged against him after instigating the infamous backstage melee last April.
In exchange for this plea, the Notorious will serve five-day community service. In addition to that, he has to undergo an anger management program for evaluation.
UFC Return Soon
The court also decided to drop the two felony charges against McGregor after the plea deal. He is also set to pay all the damages from that melee, which left two people injured.
McGregor surrendered himself to the police after the infamous backstage brawl three months ago. He was then arrested and charged with several misdemeanours, two felonies, and four counts of assaults.
The UFC star was able to roam around free after settling a bail of $50 000. But the biggest blow for Conor was his fighting career was put to a sudden stop because of the controversies. UFC President Dana White has stressed that no negotiations will be done for his next fight until the case is over.
Now that McGregor has avoided jail time, his fans might soon witness his return in the octagon.
Is Khabib Fight Next For Conor?
MMA fans have been anticipating for a Khabib-Conor showdown.
Multiple reports said that the two have already reached initial negotiations, but Dana White denied the rumours.
Hours before McGregor appeared in the Brooklyn court, McGregor posted a cryptic tweet that might suggest the venue of his fight against Nurmagomedov. He posted on Twitter ‘Cavalry, Canada’ a typo error for Calgary, Canada but it was already deleted.