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MMA star McGregor sentenced to community service over New York disorder

Conor McGregor will also be evaluated for an anger management programme.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Conor McGregor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in exchange for community service to resolve charges stemming from a back-stage melee at a New York arena.

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

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

MMA star Conor McGregor admitted disorderly conduct (PA)

Video showed what appeared to be McGregor hurling an object 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.

Mixed martial arts fighters Conor McGregor leaves the courthouse following the hearing (Kevin Hagen/AP)

McGregor will also be barred from contact with fighters injured in the mayhem after a news conference for the UFC 223 event.

There are no restrictions on McGregor’s travel. If he stays out of trouble for a year, his record will be wiped clean. If he violates the terms of his plea deal, he could be jailed for up to 15 days.

“I just want to say I’m thankful to the DA and the judge for allowing me to move forward,” McGregor said outside the Brooklyn courthouse. “I want to say to my friends, my family, my fans, thank you for the support.”

Prosecutors said the sentence will allow McGregor to “reflect on his conduct and give back to society.”

McGregor, once the UFC’s simultaneous 145 and 155-pound champion, has not fought since the fracas.

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