Conor McGregor Avoids Jail Time For Bus Attack, Headed to Anger Management

The plea deal clears the way for a megafight with Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year.

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Conor McGregor cut a deal with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office on Thursday allowing him to avoid jail time for his freakout on a bus full of fighters at a UFC event last April

The 30-year-old will also keep a clean criminal record and retain his travel visa. As a part of the deal, he pleaded guilty to a count of disorderly conduct and will have to perform community service and undergo anger management classes.

In a statement after the guilty plea, McGregor said, “I just want to say I’m thankful to the D.A. and the judge for allowing me to move forward. I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for the support.”

As a reminder, here’s the incident that got him in trouble in the first place. 

When McGregor threw that metal dolly through the bus window, he injured two UFC fighters—lightweight Michael Chiesa and flyweight Ray Borg—both of whom were pulled from their fights.

Now that his legal issues are resolved, McGregor might finally make a return to the Octagon. For months, Dana White has said that he won’t even entertain the possibility of another McGregor  until the court proceedings ended. 

Now that they have, UFC fans will be eager to see McGregor fight, with most pining for a matchup against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. And that fight could happen as soon as November 3, when the UFC returns to Madison Square Garden. The December 29 date in Las Vegas, the UFC’s end of year show, also appears like a possibility. 

November 12 will mark two years since McGregor’s last UFC fight, a second round TKO of Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.