MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

Conor McGregor

GETTYConor Mc Gregor celebrates his UFC 194 victory over Jose Aldo

UFC president Dana White will have a face-to-face conversation next week with Conor McGregor following his arrest for attacking a bus carrying fighters out of an April pre-fight press event in Brooklyn.

McGregor is scheduled to be in a NY courtroom on Thursday to make his first appearance since posting bail following his bazaar antics in early April.

"He and I are meeting on the 18th of this month".

White didn't specify a location this time around to TMZ.

Court documents show McGregor and fellow Irish fighter, Cian Cowley allegedly caused bruising, cuts and substantial pain to other athletes who were in Brooklyn for the UFC 223 card. The last time McGregor took part in a combat sports event was for his loss to Floyd Mayweather in their boxing match last August.

The UFC champion opted to travel by private jet to NYC, where he is facing three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief charges.

Reports in America are saying that McGregor is working on a plea deal as he could face seven years in prison for the incident.

White isn't sure what to expect.

"Conor and I are going to meet in Las Vegas", White remarked. I don't know what Conor has planned. I don't know what Conor and his team have worked on. "Whatever happens (on Thursday), I will be as shocked as you".

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