NEW YORK – Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor is due back in a Brooklyn criminal court on Thursday, three months after he was arrested following a melee at the Barclays Centre arena.
McGregor’s lawyer did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old brash star is charged with assault and criminal mischief for his role in the brawl. Video footage, which went viral, appears to show McGregor and his entourage in an underground parking area smashing windows on a bus filled with Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters who were at the arena to publicize an upcoming UFC event.
The UFC, the sport’s premier organising body, said one fighter was hit by a dolly thrown through a window, while another suffered a cut to his eye after the glass shattered.