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MMA Star McGregor Says He Regrets Brooklyn Melee

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP)Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor says he regrets getting into a backstage melee at a Brooklyn arena and hopes to have his court case resolved soon.

McGregor spoke outside court after a brief hearing Thursday.

A prosecutor said plea negotiations are ongoing.

The 29-year-old Irish fighter and co-defendant Cian Cowley remain free on bail.

Conor McGregor
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Video footage showed McGregor hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a press conference for UFC 223 at Barclays Center in April. McGregor is facing three counts of Assault and one count of Criminal Mischief.

Fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were injured by shattered glass and unable to compete.

The defendants are due back in court July 26.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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