The County Court has heard a former enforcer with the Bandidos motorcycle gang, Toby Mitchell, fears a prison term over a nightclub brawl because he has rivals in prison.
Mitchell is one of three men to plead guilty over a brawl at a Melbourne nightclub.
In 2010, Mitchell and two friends were involved in a fight at the Centrefold bar on King Street in Melbourne's CBD.
Mitchell was a sergeant-at-arms with the Bandidos bikie gang at the time of the incident.
CCTV footage played in Country Court showed Mitchell throwing bar stools and fighting with a staff member.
His lawyer has argued it was spontaneous and more of a blue than a brawl.
The court heard Mitchell was nearly killed in a shooting a year later and was shot at again last year.
The hearing continues.