Conor McGregor now has two fights to worry about.
Just days before “Notorious” is set to battle Dustin Poirier in the UFC 257 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which takes place this Sat. night (Jan. 23) on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, ESPN brings word of a multimillion-dollar personal injury lawsuit filed against McGregor in Dublin.
The lawsuit stems from an incident back in 2018 that was investigated by local law enforcement but failed to produce any criminal charges. The mother of the plaintiff has also filed suit against McGregor and one of his associates.
“After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the Gardaí which, in addition to interviews of the plaintiff, included interviewing numerous sources, obtaining witnesses’ statements, examining closed circuit footage and the cooperation of Conor McGregor, these allegations were categorically rejected,” McGregor’s spokesperson Karen Kessler told Independent.ie. “The plaintiff knows the facts contradict the assertions in this lawsuit. Mr. McGregor will dispute any claims and is confident that justice will prevail.”
McGregor is expected to compete multiple times this year and may even procure an overseas boxing match against pugilistic sensation Manny Pacquiao. A timeline for the above lawsuit has yet to be established but like any matter in front of the courts, it’s likely to drag on for quite some time as both parties argue their case.
Expect more updates on these proceedings in the coming months.