An attorney representing former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor said they are trying to negotiate a plea deal after the MMA fighter was charged with felony criminal mischief and multiple misdemeanor counts, including assault, following an April 5 incident at the Barclays Center in New York City.
On Thursday, TMZ Sports reported McGregor's lawyer told the judge there are ongoing discussions with prosecutors about the case, which is due back in court July 26.
"I regret my actions that led me here today," McGregor said as he left the hearing. "I understand the seriousness of this matter and I'm hopeful that it gets resolved soon."
McGregor was charged after attacking a bus carrying UFC fighters following a media event ahead of UFC 223 in April.
"No...no," White said. "Normally, yes, I would dive right in and do everything in my power to help one of my guys. But not in this situation. He came into the Barclays Center, attacked our fighters and attacked my staff with a bunch of guys. No, you don't get my help on this one."
McGregor faces up to seven years in prison if he's convicted on all counts at trial, per TMZ Sports.
The 29-year-old Ireland native last fought in the UFC in November 2016, when he scored a second-round TKO victory over Eddie Alvarez. He lost a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August.