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MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

/ 08:34 PM June 14, 2018

FILE – Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor heads to a vehicle to leave Brooklyn Criminal Court, Friday, April 6, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on video.

He’s expected to be joined in Brooklyn on Thursday by friend and co-defendant Cian (KEE’-uhn) Cowley.

Video showed what appeared to be McGregor hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a news conference for the UFC 223 event at Barclays Center in April. Two fighters hurt by broken glass were unable to compete.

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Cowley said on Saturday that he hoped to get the case “out of the way.”

Prosecutors wouldn’t say if they expected a resolution. McGregor’s lawyer didn’t return a message.

Cowley and McGregor have been free on bond. They took a private jet together from Ireland for the hearing.

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