UFC superstar Conor McGregor is reportedly facing a lawsuit from a fellow fighter over a bus attack at the Barclays Center in New York City that left several people injured.
Chiesa, 30, sustained cuts to his face when McGregor attacked a bus transporting the fighter and alternative competitors in the lead-up to UFC 223 at the Barclays Center in April.
The injuries forced Chiesa to withdraw from his light-weight bout against Anthony Pettis, and he has currently filed a suit against McGregor seeking damages, according to USA today.
The suit, submitted on weekday, claims that McGregor’s outburst crystal rectifier to economic loss and physical and mental distress for Chiesa, similarly as listing the Barclay’s Center as a litigant, inculpatory stage of failing to “engage in correct security measures to shield the plaintiff.”
Chiesa has previously suspect McGregor of cost accounting him a shot at the light-weight title, claiming he would have stepped in to face Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223, when varied rivals were forced to drag out of the match-up against the Russian.
In the event, Nurmagomedov won the light-weight belt by defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous call.
McGregor, 30, was charged over the incident however avoided jail time and a record when acceptive a plea deal in july.
In the attack on the bus, he seemed to be targeting Nurmagomedov, when being furious by a clash between the Russian fighter and the Irishman’s coaching partner, Artem Lobov, earlier that week.
McGregor makes his MMA comeback against Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena on Oct half-dozen, once the combine meet for the Russian’s light-weight belt.
The bout has been touted as the biggest ever within the promotion’s history, with UFC Dana White saying it might see a record 2 million pay-per-view purchases.