McGregor Sued For Press Conference Brawl
During the lead up to the second Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz fight in 2016, a brawl ensued at the press conference that has now lead to a potential legal battle. McGregor has been sued for allegedly nailing a security guard with an energy drink can during the UFC press conference.
According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, William Pegg was at the press conference for McGregor’s fight with Nate Diaz on August 17, 2016 at the Copperfield Theater in Las Vegas.
This moment became one of the infamous moments in UFC history when Diaz stormed out and the two began throwing water bottles at each other. Amidst the chaos, McGregor grabs a can of what appears to be Monster energy drink off the table and throws it at Diaz.
In his lawsuit, Pegg claims he was hit in the back by the can, near his left shoulder. He says he incurred medical expenses totaling just under $5,000 as a result.
Pegg is seeking damages and believes he’s entitled to at least $95,000.
Pegg claims in the lawsuit that Conor McGregor made $15,000,000 from his fight with Diaz, during which he was “significantly” struck by Diaz 166 times. So … $15,000,000 divided by 166 is about $90,000 (the extra $5,000 being the medical expenses).
McGregor’s lawyers have filed a response denying any responsibility.
Original story: The Blast