Michael Chiesa Want All Of Mcgregor’s UFC 229 Earnings From ‘Premeditated Publicity Stunt’ Brooklyn Bus Attack
Former two division champion Conor McGregor’s Brooklyn bus attack at UFC 223 earlier in April sent two UFC fighters to the hospital and essentially sabotaged the (PPV) event.
Michael Chiesa was one of the innocent victims who was riding in the bus when Irishman hurled a metal dolly through the window, causing several faces lacerations that ultimately forced “Maverick” to pull out of his bout against Anthony Pettis.
A few months later Chiesa filed a lawsuit in New York state court, against “McGregor for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.” ‘Maverick’ still claiming that he lost a 155-pound title shot opportunity following Mcgregor’s bus attack. That’s because if Chiesa has not gotten injured he’d have filled in to face Khabib Nurmagomedov when featherweight champ Max Holloway, was ruled medically unfit to compete.
According to TMZ, Chiesa claiming Mcgregor’s Brooklyn bus attack was “pre-meditated publicity stunt” and want judges to hand him all of Irishman’s UFC 229 profits.
At UFC 229 Conor McGregor suffered a fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. That fight considered as one of the biggest in the UFC history and drew a record 2.4 million pay-per-view (PPV) buys. Out of that Irishman made more than 50 million dollars.
Chiesa is also trying to utilize New York state’s “Son of Sam” law which says a person convicted of a crime aren’t allowed to profit commercially because of their criminal activities. That means whatever profit Mcgregor earned through UFC 229 a publicity for his whiskey should be taken away from him and given to victims.
Currently, Michael Chiesa is slated to face Carlos Condit at UFC 232.
At the moment it’s unclear how this whole situation will play out, but chances are Mcgregor could lose a lot of money, if the court moves forward with Chiesa’s claim.