Conor McGregor will the return to the Kings County Criminal Court in Brooklyn, New York later this week charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief for his actions at the UFC 223 media day in April.
The charges were levelled his way after the Irishman and his friends attacked a bus carrying his fellow fighters at the Barclays Center, with ‘The Notorious’ hurling a dolly through one of the vehicle’s windows.
McGregor’s rampage left Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg with facial and eye injuries respectively and both men were forced to withdraw from their scheduled fights.
The Dubliner’s latest misdemeanour could have serious repercussions for his long-awaited return to the Octagon, which he hasn’t set foot inside in 20 months.
Below are all the details you need to know about McGregor’s upcoming court appearance:
Conor McGregor court – When is it?
McGregor will appear at Kings County Criminal Court in Brooklyn on Thursday, July 26.
Conor McGregor court – What time is it?
McGregor is expected to appear before a judge between 2pm and 7pm BST time.
Conor McGregor court – Will he go to prison?
Despite the severity of his actions, the UFC‘s poster boy is unlikely to receive any hard time.
Brooklyn-based lawyer Dmitriy Shakhnevich recently shed some light on the matter, saying: “He’s charged with the low-level felonies, right? There are five levels of felonies in New York, he’s charged with the two lowest, D and E.
“So he’s not looking at, in Brooklyn, generally, you wouldn’t get jail time for this, especially if it’s your first offence, which I understand this is.
“So, what’ll likely happen is he’ll probably get it reduced to either a misdemeanour or maybe even a non-criminal disposition, though that’s unlikely. I don’t think he’ll serve any jail time at all. Again, that’s highly unlikely.
“I think he’ll probably be sentenced to some form of community service or something of that nature, and the case will go away.”
Conor McGregor court – Will he be able to re-enter the USA if he’s found guilty?
If McGregor is found guilty of any of the charges facing him, he could face serious difficulty re-entering the USA, which could have severe consequences for his fighting future.
If he were convicted, McGregor would have his visa revoked and acquiring a new one could prove to be very difficult.
A similar situation one could compare it to is that of musician Chris Brown, who cannot enter the United Kingdom due to his 2009 conviction of assault on Rihanna.