MICHAEL CHIESA WANTS ALL OF CONOR MCGREGOR’S UFC 229 EARNINGS
Michael Chiesa’s Lawsuit Against Conor McGregor Revealed
The UFC 223 bus incident isn’t in the rear-view mirror just yet for Conor McGregor. The Irish superstar was sued by Michael Chiesa after he was hurt in the dolly-throwing incident back at UFC 223, and we have details of the lawsuit. TMZ was the first to report the particulars of the lawsuit in a video 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 incident was a publicity stunt on the part of McGregor, and Chiesa wants all of McGregor’s gains 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 episode, where someone convicted of a crime can not use that offense to profit. According to the lawsuit, Chiesa believes McGregor profited in the UFC 223 incident, partly because it drew more attention to him and the card, and because the UFC utilized footage of the bus attack to market the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229. Remember the UFC 229 pay-per-view has been the largest selling PPV the UFC has ever done, so McGregor made countless dollars for that fight, and Chiesa needs a piece of the pie.
Can Chiesa’s lawsuit succeed? Who knows at this point, and it is 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 off of it, also it’s difficult to blame him considering he was legitimately injured in the bus attack. So far, fans and press have laughed off Chiesa’s lawsuit. But everyone should remember Chiesa received facial cuts at the bus attack that forced him off the card. He later fought at UFC 226 and lost by submssion into 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 year-end UFC 232 card, but using this lawsuit in mind you need to wonder if it will affect him.
In terms of McGregor, he is 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 till we see what kind of sanction he’ll get for UFC 229 it is difficult to say precisely when he’ll compete again, and contrary to who. The bus attack clearly did not hurt McGregor’s inventory as much as it hurt some of the other fighters daily, such as Rose Namajunas, that says the bus attack emotionally scarred her and that hasn’t fought because UFC 223. While McGregor has left countless since then, other fighters that day such as Ray Borg were badly affected by the episode, and it is hard to blame those who were hurt from the attack to try and sue McGregor and see what happens in the courts.
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