Conor McGregor accepted a plea deal Thursday on assault charges stemming from his role in a wild brawl at the Barclays Center in April in which McGregor and members of his entourage attacked a bus full of fighters.
According to MMA Fighting, the 30-year-old former UFC champion and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office reached a deal that allows McGregor to avoid jail time completely, and required him to plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct, serve community service, and attend anger management classes.
“I just want to say I’m thankful to the DA and the judge for allowing me to move forward,” McGregor said in statement. “I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for the support. Thank you.”
The case reportedly also saw McGregor receive three orders of protections against him, including two by UFC fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa. Both men were forced out of their respective UFC 223 fights as a result of injuries suffered from McGregor’s bus attack.
McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, also issued a brief statement after the hearing indicating that McGregor has been training during the legal battle in the hopes of returning to the Octagon in the near future.
“I want to say thank you to the court,” Attar said in the statement. “Now that this has passed us, we can focus on things that have been on hold for some time. Conor’s been training, he’s in shape, he’s ready to go. So now it’s just about getting back to business, and we hope to have some news to announce very soon.”