MMA Star Conor McGregor Gets Anger Management, Community Service in Wild Barclays Rampage

McGregor was captured on video hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in April

What to Know

  • MMA fighter Conor McGregor was arrested after an alleged, caught-on-camera rampage at Barclays Center in April, officials say
  • McGregor was charged by the NYPD with assault and criminal mischief, MMA fighter Cian Cowley was also charged
  • The two are said to be involved in plea negotiations and are due back in court Thursday

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in exchange for community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at Barclays earlier this year. 

McGregor will also be evaluated for an anger management program in addition to his five days of community service.

The 30-year-old Irish fighter was joined on Thursday in Brooklyn court by his 25-year-old friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley, who got three days of community service and anger management.

Video showed what appeared to be McGregor hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a news conference for the UFC 223 event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in April.

Two fighters hurt by broken glass were unable to compete.

McGregor has paid to fix the damaged bus.

UFC released a slickly produced video showing the rampage from several camera angles, including from inside the bus. 

McGregor has expressed regret, saying after his last court appearance in June that he understood the seriousness of the matter and hoped to resolve it soon.

Last week, he attended the World Cup final as Russian President Vladimir Putin's guest.

McGregor hasn't fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped by UFC President Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended. McGregor last fought in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August.

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