Conor McGregor faces six charges for alleged dangerous driving incident in March


Conor McGregor has just added to his legal troubles.

MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed that an initial report by Dublin Live stated McGregor faces six traffic offense charges after an alleged incident involving dangerous driving in March. The former two-division UFC champion appeared at a Blanchardstown courthouse in Dublin on Thursday morning.

On March 22, McGregor, a Gardai from West Dublin stopped him and took him into custody. He was driving a Bentley Continental, which was impounded by authorities. McGregor was later released on bail and his vehicle was returned to him.

Initially, McGregor was charged with dangerous driving, but now faces two counts of that charge in addition to four other charges: driving without insurance, driving without a license, and not producing the necessary documentation at the Garda station within 10 days. According to Dublin Live, McGregor’s attorney Michael Staines said in court that McGregor has since shown his license and insurance to the Gardai.

On March 23, McGregor’s representative Karen Kessler released the following statement to MMA Fighting:

“Mr. McGregor was on his way to the gym, when Gardai stopped him for suspected road traffic violations. He passed the drug and alcohol tests taken at the station.”

McGregor was released on bail. He is scheduled to be back in court by June. When reporters asked him for comment, he replied that he had not made any statement but would “just straight back into training his man”.

“The Notorious” has been on the mend since breaking his leg in a third fight against rival Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 last June. No exact timetable has been set for his return, but McGregor has said in multiple interviews that he hopes to return to action before the end of 2022.