UFC star Conor McGregor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct over a backstage brawl in NY in April.
He will serve five days of community service and was also ordered to attend anger management classes.
McGregor released a brief statement following the decision outside a Brooklyn courtroom where he thanked the District Attorney and the judge for allowing him to move forward. "I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for the support", McGregor said in a statement outside the court.
The 30-year-old Irish brawler, who last month said he regretted his actions, then rushed to a waiting SUV with his entourage, separated by bike-rack barricades from dozens of photographers and reporters and a self-professed superfan. The two fighters, Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg, were injured by shattered glass and were unable to compete.
McGregor will also have to pay restitution for the damages to the bus. The agreement involves no jail time and will not affect McGregor's travel visa. If he violates the terms of his plea deal, he could be jailed for up to 15 days.
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Police were said to be arresting some protesters after farmers threw hay bales across the road before the peloton's arrival. This stage was just 65km long, but featured three towering climbs between Bagneres-de-Luchon and Col de Portet.
McGregor pleaded guilty to a reduced disorderly conduct charge, with prosecutors dropping the two felonies and related charges that he was facing.
At the time of the melee, McGregor was angry that the UFC had stripped him of the lightweight title, according to profanity-laced messages he posted on Twitter. McGregor threw an appliance dolly at the window of a bus that held numerous UFC fighters, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas, Borg, and Chiesa, amongst others.
He had turned himself into police after an incident at the Barclays Centre in April.
Image: McGregor is seen hauling a temporary barrier into a bus.
McGregor has not set foot in the Octagon for a bout since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205 in November of 2016.