UFC will not punish Irish fighter Conor McGregor following the bus attack in New York, according to its president Dana White.
The 30-year-old faced a possible seven years in prison after his rampage at the Barclays Center in April.
AP:Associated Press McGregor will not be punished by UFC following the bus attack in April
AP:Associated Press UFC president White claims two years out of the octogan is punishment enough UFC legend Conor McGregor will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov
But when asked if he was going to be punished by the MMA organisation, UFC honcho White told TMZ: “He hasn’t fought in two years. How much longer should we suspend him?
“He’s obviously lost lots of money. Millions of dollars in what went down in New York. What more could we do to him? He went through the legal process and got what he got. That’s it!”
This comes after it was announced McGregor would fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the chance to regain the lightweight title he was stripped of earlier this year.
But it could have been a different story, as ‘The Notorious’ faced being dropped by UFC and faced deportation and jail time, before his charges were reduced to a misdemeanour.
Getty – Contributor McGregor was arrested in April following the bus attack
Instagram McGregor was captured on camera throwing a metal gate at the Barclays Center in New York
The Mega Agency McGregor was trying to attack Nurmagomedov and Michael Chiesa at the UFC 223 Media Day