Monday, 18 June, 2018

MMA star Conor McGregor in plea negotiations after melee

Conor Mc Gregor Celebrates GETTYConor Mc Gregor hasn't set foot inside the Octagon since beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 223
Lucia Summers | 14 June, 2018, 17:35

Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor heads to a vehicle to leave Brooklyn Criminal Court, Friday, April 6, 2018 in NY.

On April 5, former UFC lightweight champion McGregor crashed UFC 223 media day and allegedly attacked a bus carrying other fighters.

Bystander video showed McGregor, who was in a loading area of the Barclays Center with his entourage, appearing to throw a dolly at the window of the departing bus.

Back in April during fight week of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event, McGregor and several members of his entourage made a decision to fly from Ireland to Brooklyn, New York to get revenge on current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

He's expected to be joined in Brooklyn on Thursday by friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley.

Italy shuts ports to migrant boat, tells Malta to open its doors
Cochetel also urged other governments to support countries like Italy and Malta who are taking in thousands of sea rescues. Late Monday afternoon, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called a cabinet meeting this evening to discuss the issue.

McGregor's antics left his fellow fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg with facial and eye injuries respectively.

UFC overlord Dana white indicated he has no inside information on Thursday's happenings and will be waiting on tenterhooks.

"He and I are meeting on the 18th of this month", White told the site. "I'm pretty confident [a lightweight title fight] is a fight that Conor wants, and I'm pretty confident that is a fight Khabib wants". The judge set the next court date for July 26, 2018.

Speaking outside the court, McGregor said: "I regret my actions that led me here today".

The 29-year-old Irish fighter was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after he gatecrashed the UFC event, sparking chaotic scenes.

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