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 celebrity was sued by Michael Chiesa after he was injured in the dolly-throwing episode back at UFC 223, and now we have details of the lawsuit. TMZ was the first to examine the particulars of the litigation in a movie that you are able to watch at the end of the report.
As stated by the TMZ report, Chiesa is claiming that the UFC 223 dolly episode was a publicity stunt on the part of McGregor, and now 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 the episode, where a person convicted of a crime can’t use that offense to profit. According to the suit, Chiesa considers McGregor profited from the UFC 223 episode, partially because it drew more attention to the card, and also because the UFC utilized footage of the bus assault to promote the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229. Keep in mind that the UFC 229 pay-per-view was the largest selling PPV the UFC has ever done, therefore McGregor made millions of dollars for that fight, and Chiesa wants a piece of this pie.
Will 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 much as he could go and he’ll attempt to make some cash from it, also it’s difficult to blame him considering he had been legally hurt in the bus attack. Thus far, fans and media have laughed off Chiesa’s suit. But everyone needs to recall Chiesa received facial cuts in the bus strike that forced him off the card. He later fought UFC 226 and lost by submssion into Anthony Pettis, and he should feel like he got the raw end of the deal. Chiesa is next scheduled to confront Carlos Condit at the year-end UFC 232 card, but with this lawsuit in your mind you need to wonder whether it will change him.
As for McGregor, he is still dealing with the Nevada Athletic Commission in regards to this 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 kind of sanction he’ll get for UFC 229 it is difficult to say exactly when he will compete , and against who. The bus attack obviously did not hurt McGregor’s inventory as much as it hurt a number of the other fighters daily, including Rose Namajunas, that says the bus attack mentally scarred her and that has not fought since UFC 223. While McGregor has left countless since then, other fighters who afternoon such as Ray Borg were badly affected by the episode, and it is difficult to blame those who were hurt from the attack to attempt to sue McGregor and determine what happens in the courts.