Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor is gearing up for his next fight after crossing over to the “sweet science,” which resulted in a tenth-round technical knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
But it won’t be inside the Octagon.
Instead, “Notorious” will head to court to answer charges that he injured a security guard during the water bottle wars of 2016, which occurred when McGregor blew a gasket at his UFC 202 press conference and started hurling water bottles at the Diaz brothers.
That’s where security guard William Pegg was allegedly clonked with an energy drink can and it hurt so bad, he’s now demanding $95,000 to ease his pain and suffering, according to The Blast, which includes a tab for $5,000 to cover his costly medical bills.
McGregor has since denied responsibility for the incident, though it probably doesn’t help his cause that he was already hit with a $25,000 fine and $25,000 community service for his role is the aqua-related shenanigans.
McGregor, who not coincidentally is the richest man in mixed martial arts (MMA), went on to defeat Diaz by unanimous decision and will likely be represented by his legal team when this matter heads to court later this year.