CONOR MCGREGOR will appear in court next week over charges relating to an incident in which he allegedly punched a man in Dublin pub.
The Notorious is set to appear before Dublin District Court at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Friday, October 11.
He is facing a single charge of assault, which carries a maximum prison term of six months, a €1,500 fine or, if convicted, both.
According to The Independent, detectives serve McGregor with a summons , after the DPP directed earlier this year that he should be prosecuted over the minor assault
The 31-year-old found himself at the centre of a social media scandal back in August after TMZ Sport published CCTV footage of the incident.
It came from an incident that occurred at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin back on April 6.
In the footage, McGregor could be seen talking to patrons at the bar.
A bottle of his popular Proper Twelve whiskey appears, and McGregor begins lining up glasses so that each of the men at the bar can have a taste.
However, the problems begin when one of the elderly men refuses the offer of a free drink, twice moving away the cup McGregor places in front of him.
With tempers evidently flared, McGregor proceeds to down a shot of his whiskey with the other drinkers before suddenly aiming a left fist at the temple of the man.
Two men immediately grab the UFC star and drag him away.
In the wake of the TMZ report, a Garda spokesperson confirmed an investigation had begun.
“Gardai are investigating an assault incident that occurred at a public house in Drrimnagh, Dublin 12, on April 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30pm,” a statement read.
“Investigations ongoing in relation to this incident and no arrests have been made to date.”