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Conor McGregor lawsuit settled with security guard injured during water bottle war of 2016

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, reached a settlement with security guard William Pegg, who claims he was hit with a Monster energy drink can — thrown by “Mystic Mac” — during the UFC 202 press conference melee back in 2016.

Pegg asked the courts to award him $95,000 for pain and suffering, which included a tab for $5,000 to cover his costly medical bills. He also wanted McGregor to disclose his net worth, but “Notorious” no-showed his deposition prior to settling.

Here’s more:

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the two sides submitted papers saying “that the parties to the above-entitled action have now fully settled their claims in this case, with an agreement that each side will bear their own fees and costs. It is expected that all settlement documents can be exchanged and this matter will be fully resolved.”

Sounds like Pegg got paid to shut up and go away.

Unfortunately for McGregor, his legal battles are not over just yet. He’s still expected to answer to UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa, who was hospitalized for facial lacerations when “Notorious” blew a gasket and threw a dolly into a bus window back in April.

That will probably take just as long to settle and in the interim, McGregor has more pressing issues, like his upcoming hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) where he’ll be grilled for his conduct in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.

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