MICHAEL CHIESA WANTS ALL OF CONOR MCGREGOR’S UFC 229 EARNINGS
Michael Chiesa’s Lawsuit Against Conor McGregor Revealed
The UFC 223 bus incident is not in the rear-view mirror only yet for Conor McGregor. The Irish celebrity was sued by Michael Chiesa after he was hurt in the dolly-throwing episode back at UFC 223, and now we have details of this litigation. TMZ has been the first to examine the particulars of the litigation in a video which you can watch at the conclusion 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 Chiesa desires all McGregor’s gains from his mega struggle against Khabib Nurmagomedov at 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’t utilize that offense to gain. According to the lawsuit, Chiesa believes McGregor profited from the UFC 223 incident, partially because it attracted more attention to the card, and because the UFC utilized footage of the bus attack to promote the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229. Keep in mind the UFC 229 pay-per-view was the biggest selling PPV that the UFC has ever 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 at this point, and it’s possible this is eventually settled out of court. But obviously Chiesa was granted legal advice to take this as far as he could go and he will attempt to make some money from it, and it’s difficult to blame him believing he was legally injured in the bus attack. So far, fans and media have laughed off Chiesa’s suit. But everybody needs to remember Chiesa obtained facial cuts at the bus strike that forced him off the card. He later fought at UFC 226 and dropped by submssion to Anthony Pettis, and he should feel like he got the raw end of the offer. Chiesa is next scheduled to face Carlos Condit at the UFC 232 card, but with this lawsuit in your mind you have to wonder if it will affect him.
In terms of McGregor, he’s still dealing with the Nevada Athletic Commission in relation to this UFC 229 incident where Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence. It has been rumored McGregor intends to fight in MMA again in 2019, but till we see what sort of sanction he will get for UFC 229 it’s hard to say precisely when he will compete , and contrary to who. The bus attack clearly didn’t hurt McGregor’s inventory as much as it hurt some of the other fighters that day, such as Rose Namajunas, that says the bus attack emotionally scarred her and who hasn’t fought because UFC 223. While McGregor has made countless since then, other fighters who afternoon including Ray Borg were badly affected by the incident, and it is difficult to blame those who were hurt from the attack to attempt to sue McGregor and determine what happens in the courts.
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