Conor McGregor will face a judge next week for an assault charge stemming from an alleged pub attack at an Irish bar back in April, according to local reports.
An Irish police spokesperson told TMZ in a piece published Friday, that the 31-year-old former Ultimate Fighting Championship champ is scheduled to appear in court on October 11 in Ireland. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)
The charge comes after the UFC champ walked into the Marble Arch Pub in Dublin on April 6 and was captured on camera punching a patron who reportedly refused to a shot of McGregor’s Irish whiskey. (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)
According to a report:
Conor is facing one count of assault, according to the Irish news outlet The Independent, which carries a maximum 6-month jail sentence if convicted.
In an August interview with ESPN, McGregor talked about the incident, saying that he “was in the wrong.”
“I was in the wrong,” the UFC two-time division champ explained. “That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without having it end the way it did. … I tried to make amends, and I made amends back then.”
“But it doesn’t matter,” he added. “I was in the wrong. I must come here before you and take accountability and take responsibility. I owe it to the people that have been supporting me. I owe it to my mother, my father, my family. I owe it to the people who trained me in martial arts.”
McGregor continued, “That’s not who I am. That’s not the reason why I got into martial arts or studying combat sports. The reason I got into it was to defend against that type of scenario.”
As previously reported, it is not Connor’s first run in with the law. In April 2018, he was arrested for attacking a UFC bus and he was busted earlier this year for taking and smashing a guy’s phone outside a Miami hotel.