Sunday 18 February 2018

Conor McGregor faces lawsuit over infamous press conference bust-up

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is held back
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is held back

Conor McGregor is being sued for €78k by a security guard over an incident arising from his infamous press conference with Nate Diaz last year.

According to US website the Blast, security guard William Pegg is suing after claiming he was hit in the back of the head by a can after McGregor and Diaz launched objects at each other during a press conference ahead of their second fight at the David Copperfield Theater in Las Vegas.

Both McGregor and Diaz were previously fined by the Nevada State Commission over the incident.

Pegg is claiming that he paid out €4,100 in medical expenses following the incident.

The security guard and his legal team are suing for €78k based on the fact that McGregor made €12m from the Diaz fight. They suggest the Notorious was struck "significantly" by Diaz 166 times, so divided €12m by 166 and arrived at the figure of 74k with the medical expenses rounding it off to €78k.

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