Conor McGregor’s future – in and out of the cage – got little resolution today.
The former UFC champion today was in Brooklyn Criminal Court in New York City following an April attack on a bus at UFC 223.
However, as had been expected, McGregor’s (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) appearance was brief and simply saw the scheduling of his next court appearance, which is now set for July 26.
The hearing lasted a little more than a minute.
The new date gives McGregor’s legal team more time to work on a plea deal for numerous charges, including two felony counts of criminal mischief, following the April incident, which occurred in conjunction with UFC 223 in Brooklyn.
McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, expects the matter to be resolved at the next hearing (via Twitter):
As MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports reported on Tuesday, prosecutors and McGregor’s lawyers “are working on some kind of resolution” in the case, a person with knowledge of the discussions said.
Michael Chiesa (facial injuries) and Ray Borg (eye injury) were forced off the UFC 223 card after they sustained injures while sitting on the bus that a group that involved McGregor attacked. The 29-year-old Irishman – who’s arguably MMA’s most recognizable star – was arrested and charged after the bizarre attack. However, he was released on $50,000 bail and ordered to return to the U.S. for today’s hearing.
For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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