Michael Chiesa’s Lawsuit Against Conor McGregor Revealed
The UFC 223 bus episode isn’t in the rear-view mirror only yet for Conor McGregor. The Irish superstar was sued by Michael Chiesa after he had been injured in the dolly-throwing episode back in UFC 223, and now we have details of this litigation. TMZ has been the first to report the details of the litigation in a video that you are able to watch at the end of this report.
According to the TMZ report, Chiesa is asserting that the UFC 223 dolly incident was a publicity stunt on the part of McGregor, and Chiesa desires all McGregor’s profits from his mega fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229. According to the litigation, the”Son of Sam” law in New York applies to this incident, where someone convicted of a crime can’t utilize that offense to profit. According to the lawsuit, Chiesa considers McGregor profited in the UFC 223 episode, partly because it drew more attention to him and the card, and because the UFC utilized footage of the bus assault to market the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229. Keep in mind the UFC 229 pay-per-view has been the biggest selling PPV the UFC has ever done, therefore McGregor made countless dollars for that struggle, and Chiesa needs a piece of the pie.
Can Chiesa’s suit succeed? Who knows now, and it’s possible this is eventually settled out of court. But obviously Chiesa was granted legal advice to take this as far as he can go and he’ll try and make some money off of it, also it is difficult to blame him considering he had been legally hurt in the bus attack. Thus far, fans and press have laughed off Chiesa’s suit. But everybody should recall Chiesa obtained facial cuts at the bus attack that forced him off the card. He later fought at UFC 226 and dropped by submssion to Anthony Pettis, and he should feel like he got the raw end of the deal. Chiesa is next scheduled to confront Carlos Condit in the UFC 232 card, but with this litigation in mind you have to wonder whether it will affect him.
As for McGregor, he is still dealing with the Nevada Athletic Commission in regards to the UFC 229 episode where Nurmagomedov jumped through the fence. It has been rumored McGregor plans to fight in MMA again in 2019, but until we see what sort of sanction he’ll get for UFC 229 it’s difficult to say exactly when he’ll compete , and contrary to who. The bus attack obviously did not hurt McGregor’s stock as far as it hurt some of the other fighters daily, including Rose Namajunas, that says the bus attack emotionally scarred her and that has not fought since UFC 223. While McGregor has left countless since then, other fighters that afternoon such as Ray Borg were severely affected by the episode, and it is difficult to blame those who were hurt in the attack to attempt to sue McGregor and see what happens in the courts.
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