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Conor McGregor Fined, Pleads Guilty to Punching Man in Dublin Bar


Conor McGregor was fined $1,116.16 on Friday for punching a man in a Dublin bar in April, according to ESPN.

McGregor appeared in Dublin District Court and pleaded guilty to punching a man in the face at Marble Arch Pub in Dublin on April 6. Video footage showed the UFC fighter walking into the pub to order shots of his custom-made whiskey. An elderly male declined multiple offers of the drink which prompted McGregor to punch him in the face.

Judge Treasa Kelly said jail time would be inappropriate for the offense. 

"What I did was very wrong and I'd like to apologize again to the injured party and today before the court and assure you that nothing of this nature will happen again," McGregor said in court, according to Irish website The Journal

McGregor has dealt with multiple legal issues throughout this year. The New York Times has published two separate reports of sexual assault allegations brought against him in Ireland. McGregor was also arrested in March after smashing a fan's phone outside the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami.

McGregor has not fought since October 2018 when he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in a fight that led to a post-match brawl. He announced his retirement in March but said last week that he plans to return to UFC in January 2020 to fight in Las Vegas.