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 hurt in the dolly-throwing episode back at UFC 223, and now we have details of the litigation. TMZ has been the first to examine the details of the lawsuit in a movie that you are able to watch at the end of the report.
As stated by the TMZ report, Chiesa is asserting 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 fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229. According to the lawsuit, the”Son of Sam” law in New York applies to this incident, where someone convicted of a crime can not utilize that offense to profit. According to the suit, Chiesa considers McGregor profited in the UFC 223 incident, partially because it drew more attention to him and the card, and also because the UFC used footage of the bus attack to promote the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229. Remember the UFC 229 pay-per-view was the largest selling PPV the UFC has done, so McGregor made millions of dollars for that fight, and Chiesa needs a piece of the pie.
Will Chiesa’s lawsuit succeed? Who knows now, and it’s possible this is finally settled out of court. But obviously Chiesa was given legal advice to carry this as much as he could go and he will attempt to make some money off of it, also it’s hard to blame him considering he was legitimately hurt in the bus attack. So far, fans and press have laughed off Chiesa’s lawsuit. But everyone should remember Chiesa obtained facial cuts at the bus strike that forced him off the card. He fought UFC 226 and dropped by submssion to Anthony Pettis, and he should 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 if it is going to change him.
As for McGregor, he’s still dealing with the Nevada Athletic Commission in relation to the UFC 229 episode 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 will get for UFC 229 it’s hard to say precisely when he will compete again, and contrary to who. The bus attack obviously did not hurt McGregor’s stock as far as it hurt some of the other fighters daily, including Rose Namajunas, who says the bus attack emotionally scarred her and that has not fought since UFC 223. While McGregor has left millions since then, other fighters that afternoon including Ray Borg were severely 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.