In the past several years, Conor McGregor has been in trouble with the law on several different occasions, here is a running list of his crimes.
Conor McGregor is one of the most famous MMA fighters on the planet. His rise to stardom came on quickly and with that fame came trouble. In recent years, McGregor has been in the spotlight more for his out-of-the-cage activity than he has been regarding his fighting. From his battles with Khabib Nurmagomedov and company to his most recent sexual assault allegations, McGregor’s name is becoming synonymous with delinquency. Here is a look back at the most recent McGregor crimes and wrongdoings.
A timeline of Conor McGregor’s legal issues [UPDATED JAN 2023]
April 2018 – Conor McGregor throws dolly through bus window at UFC 223
UFC 223 had a fair share of trouble from the start, first with Tony Ferguson becoming injured, then his replacement Max Holloway unable to cut the weight and needing to be replaced himself. The final straw was when Conor McGregor and a group of friends showed up to media day and began to throw objects at the bus carrying Khabib Nurmagomedov and other fighters. Several fighters were injured and had to be pulled from their fights.
McGregor fled the scene and later turned himself in to a Brooklyn police station where he was charged with one felony count of criminal mischief and three misdemeanor counts of assault. He was released on bail and was allowed to return to his home country of Ireland. Ultimately McGregor was offered a plea deal and was sentenced to a disorderly conduct charge. He served five days of community service. he also had to pay back the restitution for the damages to the bus and participate in anger management classes. McGregor served no jail time.
Aug. 2019 – Conor McGregor arrested in Miami for damaging phone
In March, McGregor was vacationing with family in South Florida, when he was arrested for gabbing and smashing a fan’s cell phone. McGregor was charged with one count of strong-armed robbery and one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief. There was also a civil case against Mcgregor regarding in incident.
McGregor’s legal team released this statement following the altercation that thanked the police department for response and agreed to be fully cooperative.
Jan. 2019 – The first alleged sexual assault charge
In January law enforcement in Ireland began an investigation naming a “well-known Irish sports star” as a suspect of a rape. Because of the privacy laws in the country, the name of the man was not released, but in March The New York Times confirmed that it was McGregor that the allegations were against.
According to the reports, McGregor was arrested but not charged in January. McGregor was released by officials after questioning. Shortly after this, McGregor announced his retirement from MMA. That retirement has been filled with promises of his return and a number of call-outs. Although with all his ongoing criminal activity a return could be unlikely. This investigation has been ongoing and since then McGrgeo has been named in another sexual assault case.
Nov. 2019 – Conor McGregor punches man in a bar in Dublin
Back in April McGregor was accused of assaulting a man in a Dublin, Ireland pub. Later video surfaced showing McGregor striking the man on the side of the head. The man was shown refusing a shot of McGregor’s own Proper 12 whiskey and then McGregor became upset and struck the man. He was immediately removed from the bar and the state police were called to investigate the incident.
McGregor was facing up to six months in jail as a possible punishment for the pending assault charge. McGregor’s first court case was adjourned and he now has until Nov. 1 to enter a plea deal.
Oct. 2020 – Second sexual assault charge
McGregor has been named in a second sexual assault charge on Saturday afternoon. The rumors on this second case have been circulating for weeks, but as of Oct. 19, The New York Times confirmed McGregor’s identity.
The report states that “a woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted in a vehicle parked outside a Dublin pub.” McGregor has not yet been charged with this crime. The investigation will continue by the Irish officials and added to the ongoing investigation from January.
Through all of these criminal activities, McGregor continues to tease his UFC comeback. Despite no official bout being scheduled, it seems that Dana White and the UFC will welcome McGregor back with open arms. Recently McGregor has teased a return in December against Frankie Edgar and is still reaching for a rematch with Nurmagomedov.
March 2021 – Conor McGregor arrested for reckless driving
According to the Irish Independent, McGregor was arrested and had his Bentley temporarily seized for reckless driving.
“Mr. McGregor was driving to the gym when he was stopped by Gardai for alleged road traffic violations. He passed the drug and alcohol tests taken at the station,” McGregor spokesperson Karen Kessler said, per Marc Raimondi of ESPN.
He was charged with six crimes including, “two counts of dangerous driving, driving without a license, failure to produce a license, driving without insurance, and failure to produce insurance.”
Jan. 2023 – Conor McGregor arrested for assaulting woman on his yacht
According to an outlet in Spain, McGregor is under investigation after a woman says while on his yacht, McGregor “suddenly became aggressive” and “all his behavior changed at that moment.”
She says that she “feared for her life: and fled the yacht.”
She told police that she jumped from the yacht into the water and began to swim toward the island of Formentera but was rescued by a Red Cross boat.
According to the outlet, she reported the incident in Ibiza and again in Dublin when she returned which “has led a court in Ibiza to reopen the investigation.”
MMA Junkie reported that the victim also said, “It was as if he was possessed. I knew that I had to get off the boat because I thought that he was going to kill me. … We have mutual friends and I have met him numerous times. I can’t believe what he did to me. He is a criminal. I think he would have killed me if I hadn’t got off the yacht.”