Conor McGregor didn’t show up to a scheduled deposition in his ongoing can-throwing lawsuit because of his infamous New York City arrest for attacking a UFC bus.
As The Blast first reported, William Pegg sued McGregor over an incident that took place during a press conference in August 2016 for McGregor’s fight with Nate Diaz.
The presser became infamous when Diaz stormed out and the two began throwing water bottles at each other. Video from the event showed McGregor grabbing a can of what appeared to be a Monster energy drink off a table and throwing it at Diaz.
Pegg claimed in his lawsuit the can hit him in the back near his left shoulder. He claimed he incurred medical expenses from his injury for just under $5,000. He sued asking for at least $95,000 in damages.
On June 27, went back to court demanding McGregor be ordered to sit for a deposition in the case.
In his emergency motion to compel, Pegg says the fighter has delayed the depo since September 2017. He explains the deadline to have it done is in October but McGregor refuses to give him available dates.
Pegg says McGregor’s deposition was scheduled for April 6, 2018, but “McGregor did not appear for his deposition. Instead, on the night of April 5, 2018, he was throwing metal barriers and other objects at the UFC 223, at which he was not scheduled to appear.”
The depo was set to take place in Las Vegas despite McGregor being in New York for the UFC event.
He accuses the fighter of delaying the depo for months and is demanding the judge order the fighter to sit and be grilled about the case.
Pegg also claims McGregor refuses to turn over his financial info. He says McGregor’s net worth and income is relevant for the jury to hear to determine how much in damages should be awarded and in hopes it will deter McGregor from engaging in “wrongful conduct” in the future.
Pegg has asked Conor McGregor to turn over his UFC contracts, tax returns, endorsement deals and records of money made on his phone app.
The case is ongoing.