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Conor McGregor Pleads Guilty in Assault at Dublin Pub

Fighter pays a small fine and avoids jail time
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2019 3:49 PM CDT
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Conor McGregor arrives at court Dublin.   (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)

(Newser) – Conor McGregor will live to fight another day after avoiding jail time in an April assault in a Dublin pub. He pleaded guilty Thursday and paid a fine of about $1,100, TMZ reports. The court could have jailed him for six months. "I assure you nothing of this nature will happen again regarding me," the UFC fighter told the court. Video footage had shown McGregor punching someone in April in a misunderstanding over whiskey. CCTV footage of the encounter was shown in the hearing, per USA Today.

McGregor, whose court cases include a conviction for assault in 2009, had reached a financial settlement with the victim for an undisclosed amount. Saying he was in the wrong, McGregor, 31, told ESPN in August, "I tried to make amends." He hasn't fought since October 2018 but is scheduled to return in January in Las Vegas. (Read more Conor McGregor stories.)

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