Conor McGregor Sued for Assault, More by Michael Chiesa After Bus Attack

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2018

Irish mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor talks to the press after he pleaded guilty to a single violation of disorderly conduct, in Brooklyn Criminal Court on July 26, 2018. - The 30-year-old, who is nicknamed 'The Notorious,' had been charged with multiple counts of assault and criminal mischief after attacking a bus filled with UFC fighters at the Barclays Center. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in a fleeting court appearance, and was handed a punishment of five days' community service. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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UFC fighter Michael Chiesa filed a lawsuit against Conor McGregor stemming from McGregor's attack on a bus carrying fellow fighters at UFC 223 media day, TMZ Sports reported Monday.

Chiesa had to be pulled from the UFC 223 card after suffering cuts to his face during the attack. According to TMZ Sports, he's also claiming "severe emotional distress, mental trauma and/or bodily harm" as part of his suit.

Chiesa also included Barclays Center in his lawsuit, alleging the venue didn't do enough to ensure the safety of its patron.

It wasn't specified how much Chiesa is seeking financially from the suit.

New York police arrested McGregor on multiple charges, including two counts of assault and one count of attempted assault. He reached a plea deal with prosecutors in July, pleading guilty to a count of disorderly conduct.

Chiesa wasn't the only fighter hurt during the attack. Ray Borg shared a doctor's note and explained the nature of his injuries:

Ariel Helwani reported for MMA Fighting in April that McGregor was in negotiations with the UFC about his return to the company prior to his attack. In August, the two parties finally reached an agreement that will see McGregor fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas.

It will be McGregor's first bout in the UFC since defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016.

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