Conor McGregor returns to social media following New York court appearance 2 years ago

Conor McGregor returns to social media following New York court appearance

After days of radio silence, Conor McGregor has made his return to social media.

Conor posted an image of himself and his entourage being papped by photographers on the way to his car in New York City to Instagram, captioning the picture with a simple prayer hands emoji.

He also shared an image of himself with his family, other half Dee Devlin and son Conor Jr, in what appears to be a hotel room.

It's believed that he'll fly home to Dublin this week by private jet.

The fighter was released on bail by New York City police after a $50,000 jail bond was paid though he will have to return at a later date for sentencing.

He could be facing prison time for his rampage at Brooklyn's Barclay Centre on Thursday after he was charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief.

The counts carry heavy sentences, including a maximum of 11 for criminal mischief.

Conor and his posse were filmed attacking fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov's team bus.

McGregor is escorted from NYPD's 78th precinct

Meanwhile, Conor's gang of "hangers-on and yes men" have been blamed for his bad behaviour.

"Conor is a good guy," a source told The Sun.

"He is more committed and hard working than anyone else out there. But after the Mayweather fight, he let loose and went a bit off the handles.

"This is exactly the kind of incident we worried about. The old friends are still trying to help him but a lot have been pushed away. Hopefully this is the fright he needs to sort himself out."