Michael Chiesa’s Lawsuit Against Conor McGregor Revealed
The UFC 223 bus episode is not in the rear-view mirror only yet for Conor McGregor. The Irish celebrity was sued by Michael Chiesa after he had been hurt in the dolly-throwing episode back at UFC 223, and now we have details of this litigation. TMZ has been the first to examine the particulars of the lawsuit in a video that you are able to watch at the conclusion of this 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 Chiesa desires all McGregor’s profits from his mega struggle against Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229. According to the litigation, the”Son of Sam” law in New York applies to this incident, where a person convicted of a crime can’t use that crime to gain. According to the lawsuit, Chiesa considers McGregor profited in the UFC 223 incident, partially because it attracted more attention to the card, and because the UFC utilized footage of the bus attack to market the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov struggle at UFC 229. Remember the UFC 229 pay-per-view has been the biggest selling PPV that the UFC has ever done, so McGregor made countless dollars for that fight, and Chiesa wants a piece of this pie.
Will Chiesa’s lawsuit succeed? Who knows now, and it’s possible this is finally settled out of court. But clearly Chiesa was given legal advice to take this as much as he can go and he’ll attempt to make some money from it, and it is difficult to blame him believing he had been legally hurt in the bus attack. Thus far, fans and media have laughed off Chiesa’s lawsuit. But everybody needs to remember Chiesa received facial cuts in the bus strike that forced him off the card. He later fought UFC 226 and dropped by submssion into Anthony Pettis, and he should feel like he got the raw end of the offer. Chiesa is next scheduled to confront Carlos Condit in the year-end UFC 232 card, but using this litigation in mind you have to wonder if it is going to change him.
In terms of 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 till we see what kind of sanction he will get for UFC 229 it is difficult to say precisely when he will compete again, and against who. The bus attack obviously didn’t hurt McGregor’s inventory as much as it hurt a number of the other fighters daily, including Rose Namajunas, who says the bus attack emotionally scarred her and who has not fought because UFC 223. While McGregor has left countless since then, other fighters that day including Ray Borg were severely affected by the incident, and it is difficult to blame people who were injured from the attack to try and sue McGregor and determine what happens in the courts.
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