The UFC's biggest star is facing some pretty serious charges including two felony counts of criminal mischief.
"I regret my actions that led me here today", McGregor said outside King's County Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Thursday after his short appearance before a judge.
Sources close to the UFC champion have confirmed that McGregor may not even have to go back to court as he hopes to fly back to NY city by July 17, more than a week before he is due back in a courtroom to face assault and criminal mischief charges.
Both are due back in court July 26.
The hearing was very brief as McGregor and Cowley's team informed the court they plan to negotiate a plea. "I understand the seriousness of this matter, and I'm hopeful it gets resolved soon". They have been free on bail since shortly after the incident, and have been allowed to travel to their native Ireland.
McGregor and Cowley gatecrashed a media event a few days before the UFC 223 event in April.
McGregor is accused of throwing something through the window of the bus, according to an NYPD source with knowledge of the event. The damage to the glass caused a laceration on UFC fighter Michael Chiesa's forehead. TMZ Sports has tried to find out details, the President of the UFC Dana's p. E. white (but not succeeded).
Cowley said after the fight that he was hoping to get the case "out of the way".
McGregor's group attacked a bus using trash cans, metal barricades and the dolly, White told website MMAjunkie.