FILE - In this April 6, 2018 file photo, Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor, center, is escorted by New York Court Police officers after a hearing at the Brooklyn Criminal Court, in New York. McGregor is due in court amid plea negotiations to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena. The 30-year-old Irish fighter is expected to be joined Thursday, July 26 in Brooklyn by his 25-year-old friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

July 26, 2018 - 9:58 am

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 a New York City arena.

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 (KEE'-uhn) 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.

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