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Sport Report: McGregor being sued for UFC 202 bottle-throwing incident

15:26  11 september  2017
15:26  11 september  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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Ultimate Fighting Championship ( UFC ) lightweight champion Conor McGregor is being sued for allegedly injuring a security guard during his water bottle wars with the Diaz brothers ahead of UFC 202 . Conor McGregor sued over pre- UFC 202 bottle - throwing incident . 75.

Conor McGregor being sued for UFC 202 press conference bottle - throwing incident . The Blast was the first to report the news. At the press conference, McGregor and Nate Diaz — and their respective teams — got into a skirmish that involved foreign objects being thrown all over the MGM

  Report: McGregor being sued for UFC 202 bottle-throwing incident © Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Conor McGregor is being sued by a man who says he was hit in the back by a Monster Energy can at the UFC 202 press conference on August 17, 2016, according to MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi, citing court records.

The Blast was first to report the news.

McGregor and his then-opponent Nate Diaz were both punished by the Nevada commission for the incident which included both fighters hurling bottles and cans at one another across a crowd of fans and media. McGregor was fined $25,000 and given 25 hours of community service, while Diaz was penalized $15,000 and 15 hours of community service.

William Pegg, the man suing McGregor, is asking for $95,000 after claiming he was struck near the left shoulder and picked up medical bills in the range of $5,000. The lawsuit was reportedly filed March 28, but McGregor's legal team responded by denying liability on July 27.

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