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Conor McGregor to plea or contest assault charge on Nov. 1

DUBLIN — Conor McGregor appeared at Dublin District Court on Friday charged with the alleged punching of a man in a Dublin pub in April.

The proceedings were adjourned until Nov. 1 at the request of McGregor’s legal team.

The former double UFC champion presented himself at the Parkgate Street court shortly after 10.30 am to answer the charges. “The Notorious” faces a single assault charge, which carries a maximum prison term of six months or a €1,500 fine - or both - if convicted. A Garda investigation was launched after the alleged assault took place in the Marble Arch pub in Drimnagh, Dublin.

Video footage of the alleged assault surfaced via TMZ in August, which appears to show McGregor striking a man after he refused a glass of Proper 12 whiskey. Garda took a statement from the alleged victim after a complaint was filed. According to an Irish Independent report, McGregor was questioned about the incident in May.

Speaking to ESPN shortly after the footage emerged, McGregor acknowledged that he was “in the wrong” for what took place.

“In reality it doesn’t matter what happened here. I was in the wrong,” he told Ariel Helwani. “That man deserved to enjoy his time in the pub without having it end the way it did. Five months ago it was, and I tried to make amends and I made amends back then. But that does not even matter. I was in the wrong.”

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