For now, Conor McGregor remains in a state of flux.
The former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion appeared Thursday in a New York City court on his role in an incident in April at UFC 223.
McGregor had a new hearing scheduled, as his legal team is working with prosecutors to figure out a plea deal. “Notorious” is set to appear once more on July 26 in the Brooklyn Criminal Court.
Following his brief appearance in court, McGregor released a statement:
“I regret my actions that led me here today,” he said. “I understand the seriousness of this matter and I’m hopeful it gets resolved soon.”
McGregor and UFC president Dana White are expected to meet next week to discuss what the next steps are as far as his return to the Octagon. With the scheduling of a July hearing, it is unlikely we know anything further about that until once all the court proceedings are resolved.