Conor McGregor makes plea deal to avoid jail time

Conor McGregor pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in a fleeting court appearance, and has been handed a punishment of five days' community service.

Conor McGregor was filmed lobbing a dolly through a window of a bus in a New York stadium at the end of a media event on April 5.   -  Getty Images

Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn criminal court on Thursday to disorderly conduct, in a plea deal that allows him to avoid prison time over a New York brawl.

The 30-year-old, who is nicknamed “The Notorious,” had been charged with multiple counts of assault and criminal mischief after attacking a bus filled with UFC fighters at the Barclays Center in April. The frenzied attack injured two athletes.

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McGregor pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in a fleeting court appearance, and was handed a punishment of five days' community service. All felony counts were dropped.

“I just want to say I'm thankful to the DA (district attorney) and the judge for allowing me to move forward,” he told reporters outside the court, dressed in a dark suit and striped tie.

“I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans -- thank you for the support.”

Last month, McGregor expressed “regret” over the attack on a bus that contained rival fighters. He was filmed lobbing a dolly through a window of the bus in a New York stadium at the end of a media event on April 5. The bus was moving slowly through the Barclays Center loading dock at the time. He was also captured on surveillance cameras throwing a chair toward a passenger window of the bus.

He had faced up to seven years in prison if convicted on all counts, and was released on $50,000 bail following his arrest.