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Friday 25 May 2018

Picture exclusive: Mcgregor flies home after New York arrest - and he heads straight to Crumlin

Conor McGregor messes with his pals before getting into a silver Porsche
Conor McGregor messes with his pals before getting into a silver Porsche

Conor McGregor is back on home ground - and in fighting form - after his violent rampage in New York.

The MMA star flew into Dublin Airport in a private jet early on Friday morning. With him were his partner, Dee Devlin, and son, Conor Jnr.

Video footage obtained by the Herald also showed the 29-year-old back in his native Crumlin on Friday night.

Buoyant

In the video, Conor is seen messing with pals before getting into his silver Porsche.

McGregor was in a less buoyant mood when he made an obscene gesture to a photographer as he carried his son Conor Jnr from the private jet earlier in the day.

The exclusive photos, obtained by the Sunday World, show the fighter returning to Ireland for the first time since he was bailed earlier this month in a New York City court for more than €40,000.

McGregor is facing three charges of assault and one of criminal mischief after he was caught on CCTV attacking a bus carrying MMA rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

He is scheduled to return to New York City on June 14 for his next court hearing. He will return with team-mate Cian Cowley (25), of Hyde Park, Dalkey, who is also charged with assault and criminal mischief.

McGregor was allowed to fly home after the court decided not to seize his passport.

He is believed to have enjoyed a sun holiday in Barbados before returning to Dublin.

Conor McGregor messes with his pals before getting into a silver Porsche
Conor McGregor messes with his pals before getting into a silver Porsche

It's understood McGregor was collected by a driver and taken to his luxury home in the grounds of The K Club in Co Kildare.

Meanwhile, his mother Margaret took to Instagram to post an intimate family photo with her son, who smiled affectionately with his arm around her, as they soaked up the sunshine on a boat.

She wrote, "My son and I" before finding herself having to defend the fighter after one social media user wrote, "Can't wait 4 Khabib to destroy Conor".

She responded in a dignified manner that he would be "Waiting forever so."

McGregor's father, Tony, also took to Instagram to share a video of himself in the front passenger seat of what appeared to be a silver soft top Mercedes, thought to be his son's.

Tony, who wore his signature aviator sunglasses, smiled in the short video and wrote a caption saying: "Take me to my yacht."

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