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Conor McGregor Hit With Six Month Driving Ban, €1000 Fine For Speeding

Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been hit with a six-month driving ban and a €1000 fine following a speeding incident in Co. Kildare in October 2017.

McGregor appeared in Naas District court on Wednesday after he was found to be driving at 154km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The 30-year-old apologised to the court today and according to a report in the Irish Mirror said: “I apologise, I passed it on to be paid.”

His solicitor Graham Kenny said his client regularly travels and meant “no disrespect” to the court.

He said: “He meant no disrespect, it was a mistake and he takes it very seriously.

“The fine should have been paid.”

McGregor recently returned to UFC action in September where he fought lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for the 155lb belt.

The bout was McGregor’s first in the UFC in just under two years but the Crumlin native was soundly defeated by Khabib via a fourth-round submission.

Controversy soon followed however when Khabib scaled the octagon post fight and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis resulting in a pull-apart brawl between the two camps to round out UFC 229.

On top of McGregor’s driving ban, he must now wait for the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s hearing into the incident with both he and Khabib expected to receive further bans as well as a fine.

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

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