Conor McGregor sued by fan
A court document filed earlier this year alleges that a fan attending last summer’s UFC 202 pre-fight press conference was injured when UFC star Conor McGregor threw a Monster Energy can in the direction of his opponent Nate Diaz.
According to a report from Amy Kaplan of Fansided, “The lawsuit is asking for $5,000 in medical bills and $95,000 likely in pain and suffering. McGregor made more than $15 million for the fight he was promoting that day.”
The report goes on to say, “William Pegg claims he was struck in the back, near his left shoulder, by a Monster Energy drink can that McGregor hurled across the crowd at his opponent, Nate Diaz in retaliation for Diaz’s friends throwing objects onto the stage at McGregor.”
The lawsuit for the August 17, 2016 incident was filed in court, March 28, 2017, seven months after the incident.
Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor were promoting their upcoming rematch when Diaz walked out of the room. From there water bottles and Monster Energy drinks were thrown, fighters were fined, and it was uncertain if one of the biggest fights in UFC history would actually take place.
The fight did go on as scheduled and was not only successful in numbers but it was one of the best fights in UFC history. McGregor ended up winning the fight via a decision, five months after their first fight in which he was submitted.
McGregor was later fined $25,000 and instructed to provide 25 hours of community service by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Diaz was fined $15,000 and 15 hours of community service for the same incident.