Conor McGregor reportedly being sued by one of the UFC fighters over the bus attack 2 years ago

Conor McGregor reportedly being sued by one of the UFC fighters over the bus attack

This is the first of the people on the bus to sue the fighter.

Back in April, Conor McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after he turned himself into New York Police Department custody.

Advertisement

Following on from that, he negotiated a plea deal which saw him avoid jail-time, and instead, he was ordered to complete five days of community service.

This week, Michael Chiesa has sued Conor McGregor for damages, as he was scheduled to fight Anthony Pettis at UFC 223 but was forced to pull out due to the injuries he received in the bus attack.

Chiesa suffered cuts to his body and face following McGregor's attack on the bus, and according to the lawsuit filed, Chiesa is claiming that he also suffered "severe emotional distress, mental trauma and/or bodily harm."

TMZ is reporting that Chiesa is also suing the Barclay's Centre itself for negligence, where the bus attack took place, stating that they failed "to engage in proper security measures to protect the plaintiff and other patrons."

There is no amount of recompense announced as part of the lawsuit, but on top of the physical and psychological damages, Chiesa is also looking to recoup the money lost from not being able to take part in those UFC fights.

Meanwhile, McGregor's next fight is already set for Sunday 6 October, and Dana White is predicting that his bout with Khabib will break a very specific all-time UFC record.