Conor McGregor UFC 202 Nate Diaz Bottle Throwing

Security guard reportedly suing Conor McGregor for throwing a can – and it gets even weirder

Published On September 11, 2017 | MMA News

Remember that fiery Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz press conference? Remember the thrown cans and bottles? One security guard does.

In fact, William Pegg is reportedly suing McGregor for at least $95,000. That’s $5,000 in medical expenses after a can hit him toward the back and near his left shoulder, he claims, plus at least another $90,000.

It all resulted from McGregor’s August 2016 rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. Prior to the fight, the UFC hosted a wild press conference in which McGregor showed up late, Diaz and his camp started to walk out, and then all hell broke loose as the two sides hurled cans and bottles.

So how did it lead to the near-six-figure lawsuit?


How did (Pegg) arrive at that number, you ask?

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 $5K comes from the medical expenses).

McGregor’s lawyers have filed a response denying any responsibility.

McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who won the UFC 202 bout via majority decision to avenge an earlier defeat to Diaz, was ultimately fined $25,000 for the press-conference melee and ordered to complete 25 hours of community service. Diaz received a $15,000 fine from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, along with 15 hours of community service.

McGregor recently tried his hand at professional boxing and took pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather to the 10th round before a TKO loss in the pay-per-view blockbuster. He’s expected to return to MMA, likely in 2018, and possibly in a trilogy fight with Diaz.

This story first appeared on MMA Junkie.

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