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Fight star Conor McGregor due in court on melee charges

Conor McGregor (Matt Crossick/PA) Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court in New York for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on video.

He is expected to be joined in Brooklyn by friend and co-defendant Cian Cowley.

Video showed what appeared to be McGregor hurling a trolley at a bus full of fighters after a news conference for the UFC 223 event at Barclays Centre in April.

Two fighters hurt by broken glass were unable to compete.

Conor McGregor File Photo Credit: Conor McGregor

Cowley said on Saturday that he hoped to get the case “out of the way”.

Prosecutors would not say if they expected a resolution.

Cowley and McGregor have been free on bond. They took a private jet together from Ireland for the hearing.