UFC megastar Conor McGregor made a plea deal on Thursday. Concerning the fracas that took place on April 5, McGregor’s felony charges have been dropped.
“Notorious” plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and will now have to perform community service, restitution and have an anger management evaluation as a result. However, the fighter will not see any jail time or have a criminal record due to the incident.
Speaking to MMA Fighting, SBG Ireland striking coach Owen Roddy has come forward with a few words on the matter.
“That’s what we all envisaged would happen, and it’s just great to be able to get back to doing what we love to do.”
“Conor has been eager to get back out there; he’s been eager to get something in front of him, to set a date and to push for fight. I think now that it’s out of the way, the potential for Conor to get back in there is very, very high.”
“Everything was put on hold because of this. We all had hoped that we would get the news that we got today, but of course, nothing could have been set in stone before the decision came through. Anything could have happened, so everything had to be put on hold until Conor got this sorted. I know we are all eager to see what’s coming next and I’m sure something’s going to lined up.”
“That seems about right. I’m sure it’s all going to be negotiated now. I would like to see that fight this year and I think the frontrunner to be Conor’s opponent for his return is Khabib. As I said before, he’s eager to get something going, he’s been training hard. He’s been doing all sorts of wrestling and jiu-jitsu — he’s just been enjoying his training. I’m sure he’s going to strike a deal with the UFC, and whenever he’s in there, we’ll be prepared.”