Conor McGregor Facing Jail Time After Bus Assault

Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, left, is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department, Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion's most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

UFC megastar, Conor McGregor, could soon find himself in prison following a violent run-in during a UFC media event. According to multiple sources, the 29-year-old pulled up on lightweight fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov, on his bus this past Thursday and proceeded to attack him with the aid of several other individuals—McGregor may have brought his friends to take part in the assault. Reporters at the Washington Post revealed this weekend that the Irish MMA sensation was released on $50,000 bail and is already plotting his UFC comeback. On the other hand, league president, Dana White, isn’t so confident about the possibility of return.

“You can imagine he’s going to be sued beyond belief,” White told press after the bus incident. “This was a real bad career move for him. Right now? No. I mean, do you want to be in business with Conor McGregor right now? Do you want to chase this guy around for interviews and buy his fights. Do you?” Dana may sound discouraged about the current stink hovering around his prize fighter, but McGregor’s own management team is singing a different tune. Conor’s liaison, Audie Attar, sent a note to fans on social media this weekend and attempted to calm the fires.

“So much rumour and misinformation about my client, Conor McGregor,” began Attar. “The matter is in the hands of law enforcement and I cannot really say more. Conor is a great father, a fiercely loyal friend, and one of the best athletes in the world. He looks forward to getting back to fighting as soon as possible.” Despite the outpouring of support from fans, Conor turned himself into police shortly after the attack and has a hearing scheduled for June 14. If convicted, the maximum jail sentence he could face is one year with an additional felony charge reaching seven years.

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