Michael Chiesa is suing former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor alleging that he suffered physical, emotional and financial damage following McGregor’s attack on a bus in New York back in April.
The incident occurred when McGregor stormed the Barclay’s Center on April 5 and threw a metal dolly into the window of a bus carrying fighters for UFC media day. Chiesa suffered facial cuts from the broken glass, which forced him to withdraw from his fight with Anthony Pettis at UFC 223.
Chiesa claims McGregor’s attack has caused “serious personal, economic and other injury” and “severe emotional distress, mental trauma and/or bodily harm” in court papers that were filed in Kings County on Monday.
McGregor was arrested for the bus attack and initially faced several charges,including 2 felonies, but avoided jail time after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in July.
The amount Chiesa is seeking is not mentioned, but it is more than $25,000 – as he claims it “exceeds the jurisdictional limits of all lower courts which would otherwise have jurisdiction”.
In addition to suing McGregor, Chiesa is also seeking damages from the Barclay’s Center and also it’s management company, BSE Global for “failing to protect the plaintiff and other patrons” as employees “failed to adequately perform their security duties”.