Michael Chiesa’s Lawsuit Against Conor McGregor Revealed
The UFC 223 bus incident is not in the rear-view mirror just yet for Conor McGregor. The Irish superstar 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 was the first to report the details of the litigation in a movie which you can watch at the end of this article.
According to the TMZ report, Chiesa is claiming that the UFC 223 dolly episode was a publicity stunt on the part of McGregor, and now Chiesa wants all McGregor’s gains from his mega struggle against Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229. According to the litigation, the”Son of Sam” law in New York applies to the episode, where a person convicted of a crime can not use that crime to gain. According to the lawsuit, Chiesa believes McGregor profited in the UFC 223 episode, partially because it attracted more attention to him and the card, and also because the UFC utilized footage of the bus assault to promote the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229. Remember that the UFC 229 pay-per-view was the largest selling PPV the UFC has done, therefore McGregor made millions of dollars for that fight, and Chiesa needs a piece of the pie.
Can Chiesa’s suit be successful? Who knows now, and it is possible this is finally settled out of court. But clearly 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’s difficult to blame him believing he had been legitimately injured in the bus attack. So far, fans and press have laughed off Chiesa’s suit. But everyone should recall Chiesa obtained facial cuts at the bus strike that forced him off the card. He later fought at UFC 226 and dropped by submssion to Anthony Pettis, and he must feel like he got the raw end of the deal. Chiesa is next scheduled to face Carlos Condit at the year-end UFC 232 card, but with this litigation in mind you need to wonder whether it is going to affect him.
As for McGregor, he’s still dealing with the Nevada Athletic Commission in regards to the UFC 229 incident where Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence. It’s been rumored McGregor intends to fight in MMA again in 2019, but until we see what sort of sanction he’ll get for UFC 229 it is difficult to say precisely when he’ll compete again, and against who. The bus attack obviously did not hurt McGregor’s inventory as much as it hurt some of the other fighters that day, including Rose Namajunas, that states the bus attack mentally scarred her and who hasn’t fought since UFC 223. While McGregor has made millions since then, other fighters that day such as Ray Borg were severely affected by the incident, and it’s hard to blame those who were injured in the attack to attempt to sue McGregor and determine what happens in the courts.
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