Tuesday 22 January 2019

WATCH: Conor McGregor appears in New York court as he is granted bail at $50,000

Conor McGregor in court
Conor McGregor in court
Conor McGrgeor has been granted bail in a New York court
Conor McGregor appeared in a New York court last April. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Conor McGregor is escorted by New York City Police (NYPD) detectives from the 78th police precinct after charges were laid against him in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Conor McGregor has been granted bail at $50,000 after being ordered to return to the dock later this year after being charged with assault and criminal mischief.

McGregor was detained following an incident at a UFC media day in Brooklyn on Thursday. The Irishman and up to 20 of his entourage appeared to attack a bus with rival MMA fighters on board at a press event ahead.

The UFC star appeared in court alongside fellow fighter Cian Cowley, who was released on a 25,000 dollar bail for the same offence.

McGregor, 29, a titan of the sport and the UFC's first two-weight champion, was charged following the incident at the company's media day in Brooklyn on Thursday. Both fighters are due to next appear at a New York court on June 14.

The 29-year-old was stripped of his UFC lightweight title earlier this week, with UFC chief Dana White earlier suggesting his star name was 'going to jail' and will not return to the UFV Ocatagon any time soon.

“Normally, yes – I would dive right in and do everything in my power to help one of my guys, but not in this situation” White today said told ESPN “He came into the Barclays Center, attacked our fighters, and attacked my staff with a bunch of guys – no. You don’t get my help on this one.

“It’s out of character for Conor McGregor or any of my fighters. Crazy things happen in sports … you’re dealing with human beings with personal lives and all these other things. But in the history of the UFC, this is definitely the worst thing that’s happened. This is not the Conor McGregor I know.

"Will he fight again? He's going to jail, he's going to jail. He's also going to have lots of people suing him for this. It was a real bad career move for him."

You can watch McGregor's court appearance here, with the Irishman entering the court around 33 minutes and 30 seconds into this video:

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