NY prosecutors are leaning towards probation instead of a jail sentence for McGregor.
TMZ has learned that Conor McGregor is on the verge of getting the closure he so desires, in the form of a plea deal in U.S. As you might recall, McGregor was charged with a felony criminal mischief charge for his attack on a bus ahead of UFC 223, a fight card he wasn't even competing on. Signing this plea deal will avert a proposed ban in which Conor would not be allowed to set foot in the United States, a ruling that would have jeopardized his career in the UFC.
McGregor was facing up to seven years imprisonment for this role in the attack, but will likely see his felony reduced to a misdemeanour once the details are ironed out. A seven year prison still not out of the question, but sources close to the case strongly believe prosecutors are leaning towards handing him a probationary sentence instead of jail time.
While the deal has yet to be signed, there appears to be an agreement in principle and a ruling will take effect as soon as McGregor appears in a New York court house this upcoming Thursday. UFC president Dana White promised to reprimand Conor with his own set of sanctions once a decision by the law was handed down, a talking point that contradicts the ongoing negotiations for a fight between the Irish fighter and his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.