Michael Chiesa’s Lawsuit Against Conor McGregor Revealed
The UFC 223 bus episode is not in the rear-view mirror just yet for Conor McGregor. The Irish celebrity was sued by Michael Chiesa after he was injured in the dolly-throwing incident back at UFC 223, and now we have details of the lawsuit. TMZ has been the first to report the details of the lawsuit in a video which you can watch at the conclusion of the article.
According to the TMZ report, Chiesa is claiming that the UFC 223 dolly incident was a publicity stunt on the part of McGregor, and now Chiesa desires all McGregor’s profits from his mega struggle against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. According to the lawsuit, the”Son of Sam” law in New York applies to the incident, where a person convicted of a crime can’t utilize that crime to gain. According to the lawsuit, Chiesa believes McGregor profited in the UFC 223 episode, partly because it attracted more attention to him and the card, and also because the UFC utilized footage of the bus attack to promote the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229. Keep in mind that the UFC 229 pay-per-view was the biggest selling PPV that the UFC has ever done, so McGregor made millions of dollars for that struggle, and Chiesa needs a piece of this pie.
Can Chiesa’s suit be successful? Who knows at this point, and it’s possible this is eventually settled out of court. But clearly Chiesa was given legal advice to take this as far as he can go and he’ll attempt to make some cash off of it, also it is hard to blame him considering he was legitimately injured in the bus attack. So 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 fought UFC 226 and lost by submssion to Anthony Pettis, and he must feel like he got the raw end of the deal. Chiesa is next scheduled to confront Carlos Condit in the year-end UFC 232 card, but using this lawsuit in your mind you have to wonder whether it is going to affect him.
As for McGregor, he’s still dealing with the Nevada Athletic Commission in relation to the UFC 229 episode where Nurmagomedov jumped through the fence. It’s been rumored McGregor plans to fight in MMA again in 2019, but till we see what kind of sanction he’ll get for UFC 229 it’s difficult to say exactly when he will compete again, and against who. The bus attack clearly did not hurt McGregor’s stock as far as it hurt a number of the other fighters daily, including Rose Namajunas, that says the bus attack mentally scarred her and that hasn’t fought since UFC 223. While McGregor has made millions since then, other fighters that day such as Ray Borg were badly affected by the episode, and it’s hard to blame those who were injured in the attack to try and sue McGregor and see what happens in the courts.
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