Conor McGregor may have paid his fine to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his infamous bottle-throwing scene with Nate Diaz and his crew at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference, but he’s not out of the woods yet on the issue. According to an article from The Blast (via MMA Fighting), McGregor is being sued by a man who claims he was injured when he was hit in the back with a Monster Energy drink can.
It was mostly plastic bottles being thrown, but one energy drink can was tossed by McGregor. William Pegg claims he was struck in the back by said can, and paid almost $5000 in medical bills for injuries suffered from incident. He is asking for a total of $95,000 in damages.
The lawsuit was filed back in March and McGregor’s team responded in July denying responsibility according to the articles.
McGregor was forced to pay a $25,000 fine by the commission for the issue. He was originally ordered to pay $75,000 but the commission backed off on that. The UFC champ also served some community service.
You can watch video of the fracas above (via MMA Fighting).
McGregor is coming off a massive payday for a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather where he was defeated by TKO in the 10th round. It is unclear when he will be making his return to the UFC to defend his lightweight championship.