Conor McGregor reportedly is negotiating a deal in his New York City criminal case that will keep him in the U.S. and out of jail, TMZ is reporting.
Recall that the drama started after the UFC champ hurled a dolly into a UFC bus, injuring 3 fighters. He apparently was targeting UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was not hurt. Shortly after, Conor was charged with one count of felony criminal mischief and 3 counts of misdemeanor assault.
He faced 7 years behind bars if convicted.
Now, TMZ reports that he is negotiating a deal with prosecutors that will keep him out of jail.
“Sources familiar with the deal tell us, prosecutors have agreed to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor. That’s hugely significant because a felony involving violence could trigger permanent deportation from the U.S.,” the media house said, adding that prosecutors are agreeable to probation .
The media house continued, “The deal is not finalized, but we’re told negotiations are down to the “fine points.” If it doesn’t fall apart, the deal should be finalized in a matter of days, because Conor is due in a Manhattan court Thursday.”
And if things work out well, Conor may avoid getting banned from the UFC.
We can’t wait to see how it all ends.