Conor McGregor yells 'Come and get me' as he is asked about claims he hit a gangster's relative after he boasts about earning '140 million' in a day during court appearance
- Conor McGregor was due to face a Dublin court Thursday for a speeding charge?
- He failed to appear in the morning, so the judge threatened to have him arrested
- Eventually the UFC star did roll up to court in a ￡200,000 BMW i8 sports car
- McGregor bragged he earned ￡140million in one day as he was fined ￡350
- Asked about a fight in a Dublin bar he was reportedly present at, McGregor dismissed the claims as 'bo****ks'?
Conor McGregor laughed off claims he is under threat from a criminal gang after a bar fight, shouting 'come and get me' as he left?a Dublin court after appearing on a speeding charge.?
Appearing in court, the UFC fighter boasted to the judge that he earned ￡140million in one day as he was slapped with a speeding fine.
According to reports, McGregor, 29, hit a relative of a senior member of the feared Kinahan drugs cartel, in a bar in Dublin on Sunday.?
Conor McGregor arrived at court on Thursday after a judge threatened to have him arrested after he failed to show up for a morning hearing
It has also been claimed that the Kinahan cartel have demanded €900,000 from McGregor in 'protection money'.
Leaving court, the fighter dismissed suggestions put to him that his life might be in danger following a pub brawl in Dublin that he was reportedly present at.
When asked if he was worried, he pulled his hood over his head and told reporters: 'It's all bo****ks. Wasn't I supposed to be in Lanzarote?'?
This comes after his father Tony McGregor denied the fighter had even been involved in the bar fight, and said claims that the family had been threatened over the fight was 'absolute nonsense'.
The UFC star had initially failed to turn up for a morning hearing for a speeding offence until Judge Miriam Walsh threatened to hand an arrest warrant to the Gardai.
McGregor then rolled up to the courthouse in a ￡200,000 BMW i8 sports car before being handed the ￡350 fine.
After the hearing he uploaded images to Instagram of himself posing with his lawyer and of his car outside which was captioned: '#relaxjudge'.
McGregor uploaded this image of himself arriving in his ￡200,000 BMW i8 sports car to his Instagram page, along with a caption mocking the judge
The 29-year-old also uploaded this image of himself and his lawyer claiming he had to be 'dragged out of bed' for the hearing
Judge Walsh said she was happy to deal with the case by accepting a guilty plea before asking the fighter: 'I have to ask you the question, how much do you earn?
'It may sound stupid but I have to ask - please don't tell me that you earned 110 million in one day.'
As laughter broke out, a smiling McGregor replied: '140.'
The 29-year-old told the court that he had attempted to pay the original 80 euro (￡70) fine but the payment failed to go through.
Asked why, he span on his seat in the witness box before saying he had no explanation.
Judge Walsh told the fighter he could pay the new fine by instalments if he wished.
'I would warn, however, despite your fortune in life, that you take cognisance of other people on the roads,' the judge said.
Leaving court, the fighter dismissed suggestions put to him that his life might be in danger following a pub brawl in Dublin that he was reportedly present at.?
McGregor had failed to turn up to court on three previous occasions, and Judge?Miriam Walsh accused him of showing 'absolute disrespect'
The UFC champion was slapped with a ￡350 fine when he did eventually appear, and was told by Judge Walsh that he could pay in instalments, if he wished
McGregor's lawyer?Graham Kenny (second right) had attempted to convince the judge his client was unavailable, but she refused to take no for an answer
McGregor had pleaded guilty to a charge of driving at 158kph (98mph) in a 100kph (62mph) zone on March 31st last year.?
Judge Walsh had earlier said that if McGregor wanted to make any case in his defence, 'he has to be here'.?
The District Court judge pointed out this was the third time McGregor had failed to turn up in court - and that she was not prepared to tolerate any further 'disrespect'.
She said: 'I'm giving him one more opportunity to be here. If he isn't here, I'm going to issue a bench warrant. I'm getting nothing but the fingers from Mr McGregor.'?
When Mr Kenny offered to 'make a phonecall and ask him [McGregor] to appear,' the judge retorted: 'This is like a broken record…He has to be here and I've said that from the get-go, from the very first day.'?
McGregor attempted to excuse his absence by saying he was pleading guilty to the speeding offence, but that did not sway the judge
The UFC champion covered his face from waiting journalists as he left the courtroom
The sports star made a hasty exit from the court after the brief hearing on Thursday morning
When Mr Kenny again invited the judge to deal with the case in Mr McGregor's absence on the basis that he was pleading guilty, the judge said: 'Mr McGregor will have to be here. I'm sorry but 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…You can tell him there will be a bench warrant coming in his direction if he's not here.'
And she added: 'You can tell him about my ire in relation to the matter. This is simply a speeding matter.'
The court was then adjourned and at some point late in the morning McGregor was spotted rolling up to the courthouse in a BMW sports car.
He was wearing a matching pair of green Adidas jogging bottoms and sweatshirt along with?white trainers.
Last time McGregor's case was before the same court on November 24, his 'business manager' appeared in his place. On that date, Judge Walsh said McGregor must either appear in court himself - or send a legal representative.?
Under current Irish laws, speeding results in a fine of €80 (￡70) with three penalty points. If that is not paid within 28 days, the fine increases to €120 (￡105).?
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