Chiesa sues McGregor, Barclay’s over UFC 223 bus attack

September 10, 2018

TMZ reports that Michael Chiesa has filed a lawsuit against Conor McGregor for injuries he sustained in April when McGregor hurled a dolly at the bus that the lightweight was on.  Chiesa was injured as a result and was pulled from his fight against Anthony Pettis at UFC 223.

The lawsuit, filed in state court in New York, states Chiesa is suing McGregor for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  He is also suing Barclay’s Center for negligence as the incident occurred at the venue.  Chiesa’s theory likely claims lack of security allowed Conor to run roughshod in the bowels of Barclay’s.

McGregor was arrested on criminal charges but those charges were subsequently reduced to almost nothing.

Payout Perspective:

This is the second personal injury lawsuit that Conor is facing.  He still has the Nevada “thrown can” lawsuit.  If you have extra time, I talk about it here the Thinking Like a Lawyer podcast.   Unlike that lawsuit, Chiesa was smart enough to sue Barclay’s Center.  If nothing else, there is insurance coverage that may have some money for Chiesa.  With that being said, he does have a valid legal argument against McGregor.  It’s clear that Conor was acting reckless and the video should tell you that.  Plus, Chiesa legitimately lost money due to McGregor’s action.  Regardless of the severity of the injury, the monetary loss is real.  MMA Payout will keep you posted.

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