Conor McGregor beats UFC with both hands behind his back

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Lance Pugmire









Conor McGregor’s over-the-top strut left in a Brooklyn courtroom, a place where his formerly violent function confronted a sobriety of a authorised conditions that pale his common rapid-fire voice to all though 3 common words.

“Yes, your honor.”

Did he know a abyss of a rapist charges opposite him before bailing out for $50,000? Brooklyn Criminal Court Justice Mallafre Melendez acted a doubt to McGregor on Friday after New York prosecutors went over a strange depends a New York Police Department listed when initial impediment a UFC lightweight champion a day earlier.

Now, Ireland’s McGregor is traffic with dual transgression charges and 10 misdemeanors associated to his heading a squad of associates into Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday to conflict a train installed with UFC fighters, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, a dominant Russian who was adored Saturday night during UFC 223 to take divided a belt nude from McGregor, who hasn’t fought in a UFC given Nov 2016.

During a fray, McGregor was seen on video picking adult and throwing a palm lorry during a train window, forcing dual fighters harmed by drifting glass, lightweight Michael Chiesa and flyweight Ray Borg, to crawl out of their UFC 223 fights.

The felonies lift a limit 7 years in prison, and a misdemeanors lift a limit one-year judgment for each.

Such a chastisement is not approaching given that it’s McGregor’s initial offense, and one expert, New York profession Dmitriy Shakhnevich, pronounced after reviewing a box “it’s … really rarely doubtful that he’ll see any jail time during all. He’ll take a plea.”

Saturday, Nurmagomedov (25-0) fought for a lightweight belt opposite deputy warrior Al Iaquinta of New York in a categorical eventuality of UFC 223, that finished after this edition’s imitation deadline.

In a co-main event, Rose Namajunas shielded her strawweight belt by unanimous preference in a rematch with former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

But McGregor’s strife with a train became a categorical eventuality prolonged before Saturday’s label got underway.

UFC President Dana White told ESPN on Friday he was anticipating McGregor’s attainment in New York would hearten a constant masses pining for his return.

“We were indeed operative on a understanding and a new devise for him,” White said.

Instead, McGregor skipped a discuss with White to pile-up a UFC’s media day eventuality as it ended, enchanting in transgressions minute in 5 misconduct ominous charges, dual attack charges for fast causing injury, along with depends for forward endangerment and attempted attack with an vigilant to means earthy damage charge.

Some McGregor supporters criticized Borg for not fighting, and a new flyweight pretension challenger felt compelled on Twitter to answer people he labeled “keyboard gangsters” who voiced doubts about a drifting potion that scratched his cornea.

“I came into this competition to make income off winning fights … . we was deemed non-professional to compete, so, hey, what do we know? Food was taken off my family’s picture for something out of my control,” Borg said, attaching his medical report.

What McGregor and a UFC will do subsequent is interesting. The conjecture is he’ll lapse to a octagon in December. The UFC has nonetheless to announce any fortify for Thursday’s melee.

lance.pugmire@latimes.com

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