Conor McGregor Summoned to Appear in Dublin Court on Assault Charges After Punching Old Man

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06:  Conor McGregor of Ireland looks on in the octagon before competing against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor | Harry How/Getty Images

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is finally set to appear in court in his native Ireland next week to face charges after punching an older man in a bar in April.

Should McGregor be convicted, the assault charge could require him to spend six months in jail or incur a fine of $1,646. The incident occurred when McGregor was captured on camera striking a man sitting at the bar in the face after the man refused a glass of McGregor's whiskey, Proper No. 12.

Shortly after the punch made waves across social media, McGregor issued an apology and pledged to make amends for his actions.

McGregor has not fought since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedev at UFC 229 one year ago. Since then, he's had issues staying out of the news for the wrong reasons, as he was accused of sexual assault in Ireland just this year, and was arrested for smashing a man's cell phone outside a night club in Miami.

No one knows how this will affect his plans for a UFC return. However, the more issues he continues to rack up, the more bleak his future in mixed martial arts looks.