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Conor McGregor Pleads Guilty to Dublin Pub Assault, Avoids Jail Time

November 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Conor McGregor has pled guilty on charges of assaulting a man in a Dublin pub, escaping jail time in the process. The Journal reports that McGregor appeared in court in Ireland on Friday, pleading guilty to a charge under the Non-Fatal Offenses Against the Person Act.

McGregor was facing the charge in relation to an incident in April, when he entered a pub in the city and poured shots of his Proper No. 12 Irish whiskey. One man, identified in court as Desmond Keogh, refused the drink and the two exchanged words before McGregor punched him. McGregor acknowledged the incident and that he was in the wrong when the report hit in October,

McGregor faced a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of over $1600. He was sentenced to a fine of €1,000, which is slightly more than $1,100. McGregor said during the court appearance, “What I did was very wrong and I’d like to apologize again to the injured party and today before the court and assure you that nothing of this nature will happen again.” His legal counsel also confirmed that McGregor has paid compensation to Keogh.

McGregor is expected to return to the UFC in January.

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