A man claims he got caught in the crossfire when two fans decided to come to blows during the press conference to promote the Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather and now he’s suing over the alleged melee.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Jimmie Williams claims he was a paying customer at the July 11, 2017 promotional event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the big fight.
He claims he was sitting in the fifth row when two unidentified men began arguing loudly. Williams claims he knew things were about to get physical and he “literally screamed” at a security guard that a fight was about to break out.
Despite the fact that the security was only “a few feet away” from him, Williams claims the security guard ignored Williams’ plea.
Sure enough, Williams claims the argument turned physical and one of the unknown men pushed the other, causing him to fall into Williams. He claims he was knocked “back onto an armrest situated between the two seats on the row of seats.”
Eventually, Williams claims, three or more security personnel came in to break up the fight.
Williams claims the security guards failed to stop the two assailants from injuring him and says he suffered “substantial injuries” as a result.
McGregor and Mayweather are not named as defendants in the lawsuit.
Williams is suing his unknown assailants for assault (he still hopes to identify them) and Staples Center, the Anschutz Corporation, and AEG for negligence and liability.
He is seeking unspecified damages.