UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa has filed a lawsuit against Conor McGregor over a brawl in April at UFC 223’s media day in Brooklyn, New York, according to TMZ Sports.
Chiesa was scheduled to fight against Anthony Pettis at UFC 223 but was forced to pull out due to injuries he sustained during McGregor’s bus attack.
Fighters were on a bus when McGregor along with associates of his charged the bus and threw a steel dolly at it.
According to the civil lawsuit filed in state court in New York, Chiesa says he suffered “severe emotional distress, mental trauma and/or bodily harm,” in addition to his physical injuries.
Chiesa is suing McGregor for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The amount of money Chiesa is suing for remains unclear, but TMZ alludes that it will most likely be a massive sum due to paychecks he lost after missing the popular UFC event.
Following the incident, McGregor was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief and three counts of misdemeanor assault.
However, the fighter later struck a plea deal with prosecutors in which he pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct with other counts including the felony dropped.
He issued a statement thanking the D.A. for allowing him to move forward.
TMZ alleges that other fighters involved in the incident such as Rose Namajunas will later sue.