Conor McGregor’s legal problems are starting to pile up.
Not content to be the Champ Champ, McGregor is also en route to dealing with multiple lawsuits at the same time. According to The Blast, William Pegg is suing McGregor for at least $95,000 after being hit ‘in the back near his left shoulder’ by a can of Monster Energy Drink. McGregor threw said can back in August of 2016 during a now-infamous press conference in Las Vegas leading up to his rematch with Nate Diaz.
Unfortunately for Pegg, McGregor missed his scheduled deposition because he was in jail over his UFC 223 bus attack. The deposition was set for April 6th. McGregor threw a metal dolly through the bus window on April 5th. Being in jail may not be a useful excuse for McGregor given the deposition was set to take place in Las Vegas, not New York where the latest incident took place.
In his emergency motion to compel, Pegg says the fighter has delayed the depo since September 2017. He explains the deadline to have it done is in October but McGregor refuses to give him available dates. Pegg says McGregor’s deposition was scheduled for April 6, 2018, but “McGregor did not appear for his deposition. Instead, on the night of April 5, 2018, he was throwing metal barriers and other objects at the UFC 223, at which he was not scheduled to appear.”
He accuses the fighter of delaying the depo for months and is demanding the judge order the fighter to sit and be grilled about the case.
Pegg is demanding $5000 for medical costs and six figures in damages. He’s also asking McGregor to turn over financial information to help the courts assess how much McGregor should be fined to “deter” him from doing more stupid stuff like this in the future.
If a single can of Monster Energy Drink is worth six figures, we can only imagine how much McGregor will be on the hook for Michael Chiesa’s lost title shot.