Conor McGregor avoids jail time, accepts plea deal for his April arrest in bus incident

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BROOKLYN — Conor McGregor accepted a plea deal Thursday that will spare the former UFC champ jail time.

Wearing a navy blue suit, McGregor appeared in Kings County Criminal Court for a status hearing, where he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct as prosecutors agreed to drop the two felonies and other charges that stemmed from his attack on a bus in April. 

"No, your honor," McGregor responded when the judge asked if he had anything to say on his behalf. 

Under terms of the deal, McGregor will be required to perform five days of community service and undergo up to three days of anger management. Assistant District Attorney Janet Gleeson
said in court the McGregor had already paid restitution for the damage he caused.

The deal did not include a probation term, something that could have made it difficult to enter at border crossings – a crucial component of the deal as McGregor looks to resume his MMA career.

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