Conor McGregor is in court today and is expected to take a plea deal 2 years ago

Conor McGregor is in court today and is expected to take a plea deal

It relates to an incident in April.

Conor McGregor appears in court in Kings County Criminal Court in Brooklyn, New York charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief for his actions at the UFC 223 media day in April.

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According to USA TODAY Sports, McGregor is likely to accept a plea deal that will allow him to avoid jail time.

McGregor is expected to accept a plea deal offered by prosecutors that will spare him jail time and lead to the dismissal of the two felony charges related to his crashing of a media day and subsequent throwing of items at a bus containing UFC fighters, injuring two people.

McGregor’s legal team and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office had been working on a deal but it hadn't been finalised prior to his court appearance last month leading to a new court date being set for this month.

The deal is expected to include a fine, and potentially anger management counseling, community service and probation.

UFC fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were both cut by broken glass and subsequently removed from the UFC 223 card after being declared unfit to fight by medics.

Speaking earlier this month, Dana White said that he didn't want to discuss McGregor's future while the case was still ongoing, but said they'll start talking about fighting once it's all over and done with.

Speaking to JOE earlier this year, Brooklyn-based lawyer Dmitriy Shakhnevich said: "If [McGregor] pleads guilty, in my view, he will likely avoid jail time. He has no criminal history it seems and the charges are not terribly severe, for felonies."

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McGregor is due to appear in court anytime between 2pm and 7pm Irish time today.