Conor McGregor showed up late to court today in relation to a speeding charge and incurred the wrath of the judge, Miriam Walsh.
‘The Notorious’ UFC lightweight champion had been cited back in March after being caught driving at 98mph in a 60mph zone near Dublin, but had already missed two previous court dates and was now nowhere to be seen for the third one.
“I’m getting nothing but fingers from Mr. McGregor,” Walsh told McGregor’s lawyer, Graham Kenny in court. “If he’s making a case he has to be here.
“This is absolute disrespect to the court. I am very annoyed with Mr. McGregor.”
Nevertheless, Walsh agreed to adjourn the case until later in the day, and this time McGregor did show up to plead guilty to the speeding charge, leading to a £350 fine.
“I have to ask you the question… how much to you earn?” Walsh questioned McGregor afterwards. “Please don’t tell me you earn more than €110 million in a day?”
“€140million,” McGregor replied as he and others in the courtroom laughed.
Walsh also urged McGregor to slow down in future and “take cognisance of other people using the road.”
“I apologise and I’ll pay the fine,” McGregor replied.
Afterwards as McGregor emerged from court to his waiting BMW reporters tried to question him about recent allegations that he punched a gangland figure in a pub last weekend.
“Come and get me,” McGregor responded when asked about alleged threats to his life.
Earlier in the day, McGregor’s father had looked to downplay the story when asked about it by reporters waiting outside his home.
“That’s all nonsense, that is,” Tony McGregor claimed. “Absolute nonsense. It’s an absolute nonsense story.
“It’s grown legs and it’s getting that ridiculous – it’s become funny. We have nothing to fear here whatsoever. There’s no one after us for anything.”