One of the most famous MMA fighters, Conor McGregor may face up to seven years in jail following his violent attack on the bus of his rivals on Thursday.
He was charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault and one count of felony criminal mischief on Friday in Brooklyn.
Image of his interrogation was leaked online, in which he seems to be somber as he is being interrogated by the authorities.
The ‘felony criminal mischief’ alone is enough to send him to prison for 7 years, which can end his career as we know it.
It must be noted that there is no previous record of criminal activity of McGregor in the United States, which makes him more likely to avoid jail time and instead he will have to pay for the damages he caused.
His bail was set at $50k on Friday after he turned himself into New York police late on Thursday. He also spent a whole night in jail. During his travel, he will be allowed to keep his passport.
His future is totally dependant on the pending court process, according to Scott Bratton, a lawyer not connected to the case.
‘If he’s convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, it could have implications for his ability to come back, and it may make it very difficult to come back’ to the U.S.,’ Bratton told a newspaper.
If McGregor were convicted of assault with aggravating circumstances, his visa could be revoked – and getting another one would be difficult. ‘If he’s inadmissible due to crimes, he’d have to get waivers’ to reenter the U.S.,’ Bratton said.
But it is likely that it will not go down that road, as the lawyers of McGregor will push for a plea deal that will enable him to avoid his conviction on the charges mentioned above. These charges can impact his immigration status as well.
The net worth of Conor McGregor is estimated to be $85million.
Cian Cowley, 25, is a co-defendant in this case and his friend as well. His bail was set at $25k.
The judge also ordered them both to not make any contact with the victims whatsoever.
UFC President Dana White contacted McGregor through SMS and the bawler said the confrontation “had to be done.”
“It was probably the worst conversation we ever had,” White told FS1’s “First Things First” on Friday. “We talked yesterday before he turned himself in. It’s not that I don’t think he understood what happened. He justified it. It was justified to him.”
White said the 29-year-old McGregor said he was sorry about the fighters who were injured, but, “this had to be done.” He walked freely after the hearing.