Conor McGregor says the security guard waging a legal war for allegedly injuring him with a can at a press conference is simply trying to capitalize on the controversial fighter’s notoriety.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, McGregor filed docs in the case shooting down William Pegg’s attempt to be awarded damages from profits made from McGregor’s fight with Nate Diaz and a smartphone app the fighter created after the incident.
McGregor says in the docs, “Despite the relative simplicity of this case, Plaintiff has repeatedly attempted to make a ‘mountain out of the molehill’ that is this case, based solely on the perceived fame and notoriety of Mr. McGregor.”
The controversial fighter — who was recently arrested following a bizarre incident at a UFC event in New York City — also points out during Pegg’s deposition, he admitted he never saw the fighter throw the can that hit him.
In addition, McGregor claims that video of the incident shows Pegg (who was working as security at the time) stood idly by while the can-throwing began and — despite the fact he was standing by Diaz and his entourage as they instigated the incident — did nothing to stop it.
Pegg claimed in his lawsuit the can hit him in the back near his left shoulder. He says he incurred medical expenses from his injury for just under $5,000. He sued seeking $95,000 in damages.
The case is ongoing.