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Conor McGregor appeared in court to negotiate a plea deal over Brooklyn bus assault charge

Conor McGregor appeared in court on Wednesday after the MMA fighter was charged following the April 5 incident at the Barclays Center in New York City.


Brittany King


Conor McGregor appeared at Kings County Supreme Courthouse in Brooklyn on Thursday, to address his arrest stemming from his attack on a bus carrying UFC fighters and other employees on April 5 in Brooklyn ahead of UFC 223.

 

The MMA superstar's court stint only lasted a few minutes as a new date was issued to him: July 26. 

 

The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion's new date will give his legal team time to pull together a plea bargain.

I regret my actions that led me here today. I understand the seriousness of this matter and I'm hopeful that it gets resolved soon.

"I regret my actions that led to today," McGregor told members of the press outside the courthouse after the hearing. "I understand the seriousness of this matter, and I am hopeful this will get worked out."

 

McGregor is facing 12 total charges: two for misdemeanor assault and one for felony criminal mischief.

 

McGregor and co-defendant Cian Cowley remain free on bail.

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