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31st Oct 2018

Conor McGregor reportedly settles lawsuit with security guard

The security guard was injured in the UFC 202 press conference fracas

Darragh Murphy

At least that’s one legal issue that Conor McGregor no longer needs to worry about.

McGregor’s problems had been mounting as he has yet to resolve matters with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight melee, which came just months after the Irishman stood before a New York City judge for his attack on a bus in Brooklyn.

But ‘The Notorious’ can now cross the lawsuit involving a security guard injured in the infamous UFC 202 press conference brawl off his list of concerns.

According to a report in The Blast, McGregor has settled the lawsuit with the individual who claimed he had been hit by a can of energy drink when the press conference ahead of McGregor’s rematch with Nate Diaz descended into chaos.

The figures involved in the settlement are not reported but the court documents obtained by the outlet claim that “the parties to the above-entitled action have now fully settled their claims in this case, with an agreement that each side will bear their own fees and costs. It is expected that all settlement documents can be exchanged and this matter will be fully resolved.”

The legal wrangle had been going on for over a year between the security guard, identified as William Pegg, and McGregor.

McGregor was fined $25,000 and given 25 hours of community service by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the incident, which took place in August 2016.