Conor McGregor Pleads Guilty To Punching Man In Bar, Avoids Jail Time

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Conor McGregor Punched Man In Bar

Back in April, a video surfaced showing UFC superstar Conor McGregor walking into an Irish bar and punching a man in the face for not drinking a shot of his “Proper 12” whiskey.

The Consequences For His Actions

Since then, many media outlets have been discussing what the repercussions of his actions would be and Conor even went on TV back in August to let everyone what he did was wrong. The law in Ireland states that the maximum punishment for him punching the man can be up to six months in jail and/or a fine up to $1500.

Conor was filmed walking into an Ireland courthouse to face the judge the morning of November 1st and TMZ reported that during his trial he pleaded guilty to the crime, however, he did not receive any jail time. Instead, the court made McGregor pay a fine of €1,000 (which roughly equals out to $1,116).

Conor McGregor Apologizes To The Victim

This is not the first time Conor has been in trouble with the law. It was revealed during the hearing that he’s had 18 other convictions in the past, two from assaults and the rest from road traffic violations. The judge could have revoked his visa, but didn’t, which would have prevented him from attending his upcoming fight in January.

The victim, Desmond Keogh reportedly didn’t show up to court nor did he submit a victim statement according to The Journal, an Irish media outlet. However, he did accept an apology from McGregor and received out-of-court compensation for an undisclosed amount.

“What I did was very wrong and I’d like to apologise again to the injured party and today before the court and assure you that nothing of this nature will happen again,” McGregor said.