Conor McGregor. Inpho photo.
By Irish Echo Staff
It’s unclear if learned restraint will apply in the fighting cage, but ultimate fighter Conor McGregor will have to take up to three days of anger management classes, this after he was sentenced by a Brooklyn court today in the case stemming from a melee at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in April.
But McGregor had every reason to be happy with the judge’s decision as the court threw out felony charges against the Dubliner and replaced them with a count of disorderly conduct.
McGregor had made a brief court appearance in June when there were indications of plea negotiations between his legal team and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.
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Today’s outcome confirms that such a deal was in the works.
In court today, McGregor and his co-accused, Cian Cowley, were ordered to undertake five days of community service, up to three days of the anger management classes, and to keep the peace for one year.
An order of protection was also issued against McGregor in relation to three people, while an order was issued against Cowley over one named person, the Irish Independent reported.
McGregor, according to the report, arrived at the Brooklyn courthouse shortly after 9 a.m. along with fellow MMA fighter Cowley and his management team.
He did not make any comment as he walked into the court and sat mostly silently as he awaited for the hearing to begin.
Speaking after the hearing, however, McGregor said: “I just want to say thank you to the DA and the judge for allowing me to move forward. I want to say to my friends, my family and my fans, thank you for your support.”