MMA star McGregor in plea negotiations after melee

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McGregor and his co-defendant, UFC fighter Cain Cowley, could find out whether they will be indicted for the backstage melee in April.

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is set to appear in court in NY on Thursday to answer for his bus attack at UFC 223.

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The meeting will follow the court hearing in which McGregor will answer three charges of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief. McGregor commented on the court date via social media, noting that he is going to be flying out to NY to face the charges on Tuesday, ahead of the court date on Thursday.

Video footage showed McGregor hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a press conference for UFC 223 at Barclays Center in April. Once that initial court appearance is out of the way, it appears the he and White will finally talk face to face.

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After the Brooklyn brawl, UFC President Dana White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto that McGregor's actions were "the most despicable thing in UFC history", which appeared to mean McGregor's time with the organization was on the outs.

"I don't know what's going to happen", White said about the hearing. "I'm pretty confident [a lightweight title fight] is a fight that Conor wants, and I'm pretty confident that is a fight Khabib wants". TMZ Sports reports that Conor's team is trying to work out a plea deal. "Whatever happens tomorrow, I will be as shocked as you".

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