Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor (21-4) has been handed a six month driving ban and a fine of €1,000 ($1127) after a speeding incident which occurred on the N7 road between Limerick and Dublin.
The incident, where McGregor was clocked at going 154 kph (96 mph) in a 100 kph (62 mph) zone, took place at 10:57pm on October 11th, 2017. This resulted in McGregor being charged with one offense for speeding and three charges related to a failure to produce a driving license (those three charges were later withdrawn).
McGregor was supposed to appear in court last week, but failed to attend (per The Irish Sun). It has been reported that McGregor had been charged with 12 previous driving offenses prior to this case.
While handing down the judgement Judge Desmond Zaidan told McGregor, “Speed kills”. Outside of the courtroom McGregor told a throng of reporters that he has, “Got to drive safer.”
McGregor is no stranger to courtrooms. Back in April he appeared at a New York City court after he was charged with criminal mischief in relation to the infamous dolly throwing incident at Brooklyn’s Barlcay’s Center.
McGregor’s most recent court appearance comes almost two months after his last appearance inside of a UFC Octagon. At UFC 229 in October, the Irish star suffered a submission defeat to current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
After that fight McGregor was involved in a mass brawl, for which he may still face punishment over.
Prior to UFC 229 McGregor signed a 6-fight deal with the UFC. It is currently unknown when, where, and against whom, the first of those planned fights will take place.