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 superstar was sued by Michael Chiesa after he had been injured in the dolly-throwing incident back in UFC 223, and we have details of this litigation. TMZ was the first to examine the particulars of the litigation in a movie that you are able to watch at the end of this article.
As stated by the TMZ report, Chiesa is claiming that the UFC 223 dolly incident was a publicity stunt on the part of McGregor, and Chiesa desires all of McGregor’s gains 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 episode, where someone convicted of a crime can’t utilize that crime to profit. According to the suit, Chiesa believes McGregor profited in the UFC 223 episode, partly because it drew more attention to the card, and because the UFC used footage of the bus attack to market the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229. Remember that the UFC 229 pay-per-view has been the largest selling PPV the UFC has ever done, so McGregor made millions of dollars for that fight, and Chiesa wants a piece of the pie.
Can Chiesa’s lawsuit succeed? Who knows at this point, and it is possible this is finally settled out of court. But clearly Chiesa was given legal advice to carry this as much as he could go and he will attempt to make some money from it, also it’s difficult to blame him believing he was legitimately injured in the bus attack. Thus far, fans and media have laughed off Chiesa’s lawsuit. But everyone needs to recall Chiesa received facial cuts at the bus attack that forced him off the card. He later fought at 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 face Carlos Condit at the UFC 232 card, but using this lawsuit in mind you need to wonder if it is going to affect him.
As for McGregor, he’s still dealing with the Nevada Athletic Commission in relation to this UFC 229 incident where Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence. It’s been rumored McGregor plans to fight in MMA again in 2019, but until we see what kind of sanction he will get for UFC 229 it’s hard to say precisely when he’ll compete again, and contrary to who. The bus attack obviously didn’t hurt McGregor’s stock as much as it hurt some of the other fighters that day, including Rose Namajunas, who states the bus attack mentally scarred her and who hasn’t fought since UFC 223. While McGregor has made countless since then, other fighters who day such as Ray Borg were badly affected by the incident, and it’s difficult to blame people who were hurt from the attack to attempt to sue McGregor and see what happens in the courts.
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