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Conor McGregor arrives at Dublin court to face motoring charges

CONOR McGregor has arrived at court after being charged with speeding and driving with no insurance or licence earlier this year.

The fighter is before Blanchardstown District Court after he was pulled over in a €170,000 Bentley Continental GT on the M50 interchange with the N4 in Palmerstown, Dublin, on March 22.

Conor McGregor was stopped behind the wheel of a top of the range car

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Conor McGregor was stopped behind the wheel of a top of the range carCredit: PA:Press Association
Conor McGregor arriving at Blanchardstown Court, Dublin

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Conor McGregor arriving at Blanchardstown Court, DublinCredit: PA:Press Association
He was given 11 weeks to decide how he would plead

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He was given 11 weeks to decide how he would pleadCredit: PA:Press Association

On April 7, Judge David McHugh gave him 11 weeks to decide how to plead to the motoring offences after he was stopped behind the wheel of the top of the range sports car.

The hearing lasted less than two minutes.

Speaking outside the court in April, he wouldn’t comment on the charges but said: “Straight back into training my man. I’m looking forward to getting back into the octagon.

Asked if he had an opponent in mind, he added: “We’ll see what happens, the leg’s getting better every day so I’m happy with that.

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“I think 170 is where I’m aiming for. I’m training hard.“

The mixed martial artist came to garda attention while driving the high-performance Bentley Continental GT on March 22 in west Dublin.
McGregor was pulled over and arrested.

The fighter, the world’s highest-paid athlete last year, was granted station bail after gardai charged him with two counts of dangerous driving in the 2019-registered car at the N4/M50 interchange in Palmerstown and the Lucan Road.

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Conor McGregor was driving a €170,000 Bentley Continental GT

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Conor McGregor was driving a €170,000 Bentley Continental GT
UFC fighter Conor McGregor

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UFC fighter Conor McGregorCredit: Getty




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