Reports of Conor McGregor agreeing to a plea deal appear to be inaccurate.
On Sunday morning, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion’s legal team released a statement refuting TMZ’s report that a plea deal was in place. According to the initial report, McGregor’s team was on the cusp of striking a deal that would have McGregor avoid time in jail and deportation. This stems from the April 5 incident where the Irishman threw a dolly at a bus carrying several UFC fighters prior to UFC 223.
“There is no accuracy to recent tabloid reports speculating about a potential plea for Conor McGregor. We do not, and will not comment on any discussions we may or may not be having with the DA’s office.” spokesperson Karen Kessler said in a statement for Cozen O’Connor, McGregor’s attorney to Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
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McGregor and his entourage stormed into the Barclays Center looking for Khabib Nurmagomedov, who had a confrontation McGregor friend and associate, Artem Lobov, the prior day. Video of the incident shows McGregor and his cohorts in the loading dock causing a scene. Moments later, McGregor is seen picking up a dolly and hurling it through a bus window. Both Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were unable to fight at UFC 223 due to injuries from the incident.
The 30-year-old was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. He is due in court on Thursday, July 26.