Conor McGregor is still dealing with the fallout from his now-infamous August 2016 press conference with Nate Diaz, which ended with McGregor and Diaz throwing cups, bottles, cans, and various other items at one another. The Nevada State Athletic Commission already fined McGregor $25,000 for his role in the incident and ordered him to do 25 hours of community service. But he could be forced to pay even more money at some point in the near future thanks to a lawsuit that has been filed against him.
According to The Blast, a man identified as William Pegg filed the lawsuit against McGregor and McGregor Sports and Entertainment back in March. In it, he claimed that he suffered injuries during the UFC 202 press conference after he was hit with a flying can of Monster energy drink. Court records indicate that Pegg racked up about $5,000 worth of medical bills as a result of the injuries, and he wants McGregor to help cover his costs. He is asking for $95,000 in his lawsuit.
So how did Pegg and his lawyers come up with $95,000? That’s where things get interesting. In the lawsuit, Pegg and his lawyers took a look at the numbers from McGregor’s fight against Diaz and found that he was paid $15 million for the fight to get hit 166 times. If you divide $15 million by 166, you get about $90,000. And since Pegg claims he took a hard hit from McGregor courtesy of a can of Monster, he wants to get his hands on $90,000 for it, plus another $5,000 for his medical bills.
That seems like some pretty ridiculous logic. But apparently, Pegg might actually have a legal leg to stand on in court. McGregor’s camp asked for Pegg's lawsuit to be dismissed in May, but the Nevada court where it was filed refused to throw it out. So while McGregor has denied any wrongdoing with regards to Pegg's injuries, he will likely have to square off against him in court, and he could ultimately end up having to pay him for freaking out during his press conference with Diaz.
Fortunately, McGregor has plenty of cash lying around after his recent fight with Floyd Mayweather. But still, that single can of Monster could end up costing him dearly.