While Conor McGregor is likely to face plenty of lawsuits for the chaos he caused after throwing a dolly through a bus window during UFC 223 fight week, one fighter won’t be suing. UFC women’s strawweight competitor, Karolina Kowalkiewicz stated in an interview that she will not be suing McGregor for the bus incident which caused many issues for UFC 223.
Back in April, McGregor and several friends and teammates flew to Brooklyn to confront Khabib Nurmagomedov who cornered McGregor’s good friend Artem Lobov earlier during the week. Following media day for UFC 223, McGregor and his crew stormed into the Barclays Center and attacked a bus in which Nurmagomedov and several other fights on the 223 card were on.
McGregor attempted to throw several objects at the bus, but it was a dolly which caused a broken window on the bus and led to the cancellation of a few fights. Michael Chiesa had to pull out of his fight against Anthony Pettis after getting cut from the broken glass and Ray Borg had to pull out from his fight against Brandon Moreno due to shards of glass getting in his eye while on the bus.
Those two fights and Artem Lobov’s fight against Alex Caceres was also pulled from the card due to Lobov’s involvement in the whole incident. There was nearly a fourth cancellation as women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas was reportedly shaken up from the incident but she was able to fight and defend her title at UFC 223.
While many were effected by the actions of McGregor and they’re likely to sue him for it, Karolina Kowalkiewicz won’t be one of the fighters who will sue. In an interview with MMA Flashback, Kowalkiewicz said she won’t be suing McGregor and that she’s seen worse growing up where she’s from in Poland.
I think when he realized what happened, he felt remorse. He wrote to me by himself and apologized. I don’t know if that was honest or he was just afraid of a lawsuit, but I’m not going to sue anyone. Happily, I didn’t get hurt. I’m joking, but I grew up in Lodz and I saw worse things.
At least for McGregor’s sake, he won’t have to worry about a lawsuit from Kowalkiewicz, but he certainly has other fighters and criminal charges to be concerned about. McGregor currently faces two misdemeanor assault charges, one felony property damage charge, and several lawsuits from fighters who were effected by his actions back in April.
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