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Conor McGregor appears before Brooklyn Criminal Court to face charges of assault

Conor McGregor makes statement after 60-second appearance in Brooklyn Criminal Court
Conor McGregor was in Brooklyn on Thursday (Picture: AFP)

Conor McGregor appeared at Brooklyn Criminal Court on Thursday and had his next hearing set for July 26.

The disgraced UFC star touched down in America this week to face charges of assault and criminal mischief, alongside his co-accused and gym team-mate, Cian Cowley.

McGregor and Cowley told the court they planned to negotiate a plea deal.

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The melee injured several fighters and forced the UFC to cancel several bouts scheduled for that weekend.

McGregor was arrested and charged after the attack, but was released on bail and ordered to return to the US on June 14 for a court hearing.

I regret my actions that led me here today, I understand the seriousness of this matter and Im hopeful it gets resolved soon. Thank you every one, McGregor told reporters afterwards.

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor leaves Brooklyn Supreme court in New York on June 14, 2018, stemming from his April attack on a bus at Barclays Center. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
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The 29-year-olds appearance in court lasted no longer than a minute and he will return to Brooklyn again next month.

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The UFC have yet to punish McGregor, a two-weight UFC champion, for his actions as they await the outcome of the criminal charges.

UFC boss Dana White revealed he would be meeting with McGregor after the Brooklyn hearing, in what is believed to be the first face-to-face between the pair since the incident in April.

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor arrives at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York on June 14, 2018, for his hearing stemming from his April attack on a bus at Barclays Center. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
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Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor leaves a Brooklyn Supreme court, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in New York. McGregor is in plea negotiations to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a Brooklyn arena. The 29-year-old Irish fighter and co-defendant Cian Cowley remained free on bail after a brief court appearance on Thursday. They are due back in court July 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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He and I are meeting on the 18th of this month, White told TMZ. I dont know whats gonna happen. I dont know what Conor has planned. I dont know what Conor and his team have worked on.

McGregor attacked a bus carrying rival UFC fighters last April in the build-up to the promotions UFC 223 event in Brooklyn.

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