McGregor speeds to €400 fine (but can pay in instalments)

Lawrence Cooper
December 1, 2017

The UFC star was due to appear at Blanchardstown District Court this morning but initially failed to show. "You can tell him a bench warrant will be coming in his direction if he's not here". "Please don't tell me you earn more than €110 million (£100m/$130m) in a day?"

After being fined the lightweight champion told the court: "I apologise for that".

He was charged with exceeding the 100kmh limit on the N7 Naas Road at Rathcoole on March 31.

The judge asked if he had heard the evidence of the speed he was accused of doing and he replied: "I can't keep in mind to be honest but I tried my best to pay it". He was given two months to pay and was told he could pay in installments.

Mr Kenny said he would phone the MMA star in the hope that he might be able to get the fighter to appear before the court later and the case was put back until later today.

McGregor had previously failed to show up twice for his court appearance over the ticket, and it was looking like he was going to make it a third time before he finally showed.

Judge Walsh said she was happy to deal with the case by accepting a guilty plea and without hearing any further evidence over the payment issue.

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But Judge Walsh said that if McGregor wanted to offer mitigation or make a case he "has to be here".

"This is absolute disrespect to the court".

'I'm very annoyed with Mr McGregor, the same way I'm annoyed with any other defendant before the court...

And she added: 'You can tell him about my ire in relation to the matter.

If McGregor is concerned, he didn't show it during or after his brief appearance in court.

Last time McGregor's case was before the same court on November 24, his "business manager" appeared in his place.

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