Conor McGregor fined 400 Euro for driving at 158kph

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been fined 400 euro (£350) for being clocked driving at 158kph (98mph) on a road near Dublin.

Thursday, 30th November 2017, 1:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 4:02 am
Conor McGregor leaving Blanchardstown District Court in Dublin, where he was facing a speeding charge

The multimillionaire sportsman, who claimed he earned 140 million euro (£123 million) for one fight, has been given two months to pay the bill.

McGregor was ordered before a brief hearing at Blanchardstown District Court in the outskirts of the Irish capital, or to face the threat of arrest after his solicitor attempted to explain issues in the case.

After pleading guilty, apologising and offering no mitigation for the high speed in a 100kph (62mph) zone, Judge Miriam Walsh told the fighter he could pay the fine by instalments if he wished.

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Conor McGregor leaving Blanchardstown District Court in Dublin, where he was facing a speeding charge

“I would warn, however, despite your fortune in life, that you take cognisance of other people on the roads,” the judge said.

McGregor was recorded by gardai driving at 158kph on the N7 Naas Road at Rathcoole, Co Dublin, on March 31.

He did not make any comment on the offence or other recent reports about a pub brawl as he was chaperoned from court and sped away in a black BMW i8.

The BMW i8 which Conor McGregor arrived in at Blanchardstown District Court in Dublin, where he faced a speeding charge
Conor McGregor leaving Blanchardstown District Court in Dublin, where he was facing a speeding charge
The BMW i8 which Conor McGregor arrived in at Blanchardstown District Court in Dublin, where he faced a speeding charge