Lawsuit Stemming From UFC 223 Bus Attack By Conor McGregor Settled

A civil lawsuit stemming from the UFC 223 bus attack by Conor McGregor was settled in court this past week.

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Conor Mcgregor is finally paying out for his attack on a UFC bus back in 2018.

Most MMA fans will remember the crazy circumstances that surrounded the UFC 223 event back in 2018. The event was scheduled to be headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. A week out from the event Ferguson pulled out due to injury and was replaced with Max Holloway. The day before the fight, Holloway was medically unable to fight and was replaced by Al Iaquinta. With all this shuffling around it was not even the craziest thing that happened that week.

After an altercation between Artem Lobov and the team of Nurmagomedov, Lobov’s friend Conor McGregor flew from Ireland to New York to defend his friend. He and a group of his posse set out to bombard the UFC media day and McGregor wound up throwing a metal dolly at a bus holding many UFC fighters on the card. McGregor was arrested and slapped with community service.

Michael Chiesa and Conor McGregor came to a settlement in the bus attack case

One fighter who was on the bus that day, Michael Chiesa sued McGregor for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, and battery according to MMA Fighting. Chiesa was cut by the glass during the attack and had to pull out of his fight. He claimed that he was robbed of an opportunity to win and possibly fight for a title. He is not the only one who was affected by the incident, Rose Namajunas has spoken out in the past about feeling trauma stemming from the incident. 

Michael Chiesa filed this claim in September of 2018 and now, four years later the case was put to rest. The amount of the settlement was not revealed. Neither party has spoken publicly about the settlement at this time. 

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