It lasted longer than his quick knockout of Jose Aldo, but Thursday’s court date with former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor wrapped in 90 seconds with a less than eventful end.
McGregor’s team is attempting to work out a plea deal with the New York district attorney for he and teammate Cian Cowley. The two have a new court date of July 26th set in order to help facilitate that process.
McGregor recited a quick statement:
A member of McGregor’s legal team made a brief statement today, courtesy of Ariel Helwani:
Here is a statement from Conor McGregor via a member of his legal team: pic.twitter.com/RXHMAG3hxD
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 14, 2018
Helwani briefly spoke to McGregor’s manager Audie Attar who said McGregor isn’t focusing on his next UFC fight until this matter is cleared.
McGregor and Cowley were part of an attack at the Barclays Center during UFC 223 media day on April 5th in which McGregor threw a metal dolly through a bus window, injuring several fighters. He has not competed in the UFC since November 2016. McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief and Cowley got one count of assault and one count of criminal mischief.