Conor McGregor being sued for UFC 202 press conference
September 13, 2017
The incident, which happened over a year ago now, saw McGregor launch a Monster Energy drink towards Nate Diaz and his team which apparently struck an individual by the name of William Pegg.
The lawsuit was filed way back in March 2017, but it appears as if it is only just coming to light. The details include Mr Pegg asking for $5,000 in medical bills, as well as $95,000 in pain and suffering. Ironically enough, McGregor ended up making a staggering $15 million for the fight in question courtesy of how much interest there was surrounding it.
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This is an issue that’s being ongoing ever since it first went down back in August 2016, with McGregor initially being fined $25,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That wasn’t all either, with the Irishman being forced to conduct 25 hours of community service in addition to the fine.
These latest developments only serve to fuel the fire for the eventual third bout between the two men, with many fans feeling as if their rivalry will not be complete without a deciding fight in what would become a trilogy.
McGregor is currently coming off of a loss in his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather, meanwhile Diaz hasn’t fought since he lost to Conor via decision at the aforementioned 202 event.
Conor is set to appear at ‘An Evening With Conor McGregor’ later this month in London, during which he could reveal what his future plans are concerning his octagon career.
If reports are to be believed then the trilogy fight is at the forefront of Dana White’s mind, which is hardly surprising given how poor of a year the company has had compared to 2016.
There’s always the possibility that Conor will stick around in the boxing world in order to face Paulie Malignaggi, but the interest for that fight is nowhere near the level of a third showdown with Diaz.
In terms of the lawsuit we probably haven’t heard the end of this whole ordeal, and with Conor’s stock at an all-time high the UFC will be hoping that they can sweep this issue under the rug as quickly as possible.
Either way, we all can’t wait to see what’s next for The Notorious One.
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