UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa has filed a civil lawsuit against fellow lightweight Conor McGregor for the injuries allegedly incurred when McGregor threw a dolly through a bus window in April.
Chiesa was scheduled to fight Anthony Pettis at UFC 223 but was forced to pull out due to the injuries he received in the bus attack. He suffered cuts to his body and according to him “serious personal, economic, and other” injuries, as well as “severe emotional distress, mental trauma, and/or bodily harm.”
The lawsuit being brought forward against McGregor is for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The amount in damages being seeked has not been specified.
Chiesa is also going after the Barclay’s Center for negligence, claiming they failed “to engage in proper security measures to protect the plaintiff and other patrons.”
Conor was arrested after the incident and charged with felony criminal mischief and 3 counts of misdemeanor assault, but later struck a plea deal with prosecutors. For now, only time will tell if other UFC fighters also decide to file lawsuits against him.