Michael Chiesa files police report against Conor McGregor over bus attack
Conor McGregor is facing several charges in the wake of Thursday’s ugly incident outside the Barclays Center, and he could also be dealing with millions of dollars in lawsuits before long.
TMZ reports that Michael Chiesa, who was hospitalized after broken glass caused several lacerations on his face, has filed a police report against McGregor. Chiesa was inside the bus that McGregor and his entourage went ballistic on, and the lightweight contender spoke with police immediately after the incident and again at his hotel Thursday night.
McGregor has been charged with one count of felony criminal mischief and three counts of misdemeanor assault. According to TMZ, one of the assault charges the lightweight champion is facing stems from him injuring Chiesa.
Chiesa and another fighter, Ray Borg, had to pull out of their fights at UFC 223 because of the injuries they suffered. Borg reportedly got particles of glass in his eye when McGregor and his crew smashed windows on the bus, which you can see some footage of here.
There was some speculation initially that McGregor’s outburst may have been a promotional stunt, but UFC president Dana White said that could not be further from the truth. The police’s involvement in the case backs that up.