Former two-division champion Conor Mcgregor isn’t only dealing with assault and criminal mischief lawsuit after UFC 223 bus attack, but his ongoing can-throwing court case is also pending.
Dated back in 2106, Irishman got himself into trouble after engaging in a Monster Energy can war with Nate Diaz during a now infamous press conference ahead of their UFC 202 pay-per-view (PPV) rematch.
According to The Blast, in attendance fan William Pegg who’s suing Mcgregor for $95,000 after the Notorious allegedly hit him with can ‘in the back near his left shoulder.’
Mcgregor missed his can throwing deposition lawsuit, as he was in jail over UFC 223 bus rampage. The deposition was set on April 6th; however, Irishman went on to hurl a metal dolly into the window of a bus carrying fellow MMA fighters after finishing media day obligations on April 5th in Brooklyn. Later he turned himself into local police. The deposition was set to take place in Las Vegas, and Mcgregor was in jail in New York reason he couldn’t make it.
William Peg, who isn’t too pleased with Mcgregor as he keeps delaying the process. (Via The Blast)
In his emergency motion to compel, Pegg says the fighter has delayed the depo since September 2017. He explains the deadline to have it done is in October but McGregor refuses to give him available dates. Pegg says McGregor’s deposition was scheduled for April 6, 2018, but “McGregor did not appear for his deposition. Instead, on the night of April 5, 2018, he was throwing metal barriers and other objects at the UFC 223, at which he was not scheduled to appear.”
He accuses the fighter of delaying the depo for months and is demanding the judge order the fighter to sit and be grilled about the case.
William Peg is also asking six figures in damages and $5000 for medical cost. Moreover, he’s asking Mcgregor to reveal his financial information to court so they can decide a fine for Irishman so that he can be more cautious in future.
Mcgregor and his team are currently negotiating a plea deal to avoid jail time and next court date is set to take place on July 26.