Conor McGregor’a motion has filed to dismiss major parts of the lawsuit filed earlier this year by fellow fighter Michael Chiesa.
The litigation stems from McGregor assaulting a bus full of fighters ahead of UFC 223 back in April at Brooklyn in which Chiesa suffered injuries following a moving Valve was launched in a window and that he had been cut by the shards of glass.
Chiesa was made to pull out of his fight a couple of days afterwards against Anthony Pettis and then the prior ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner chose to take McGregor to court with a lawsuit filed for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery life.
McGregor was afterwards arrested and pled guilty to a single count of disorderly behavior in the criminal case but he now faces possible civil liability for his actions that day.
In the motion to dismiss (acquired from the New York Supreme Court after being first reported by TMZ), McGregor’s lawyers argue that their client did not act with ‘outrageous’ conduct, which can be an important distinction in New York civil cases when seeking to prove willful infliction of emotional distress.
“While the behavior alleged in the complaint is unquestionably inappropriate, It Doesn’t approach the rigorous quality of outrageousness as defined by New York courts, therefore further supporting the dismissal of the intentional infliction of emotional distress claim”
McGregor’s lawyers also claim that Chiesa wasn’t specific enough with his claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress stating he did not provide ‘some specific allegations of psychological distress and contains just unsubstantiated boilerplate assertions’.
The counter into the lawsuit also states that McGregor never concentrated Chiesa directly with his actions but instead the bus, that extends back to their initial claims concerning the ‘outrageousness’ of their fighter’s behavior.
Before closing out the motion to dismiss, McGregor’s lawyers also point out Chiesa’s chosen profession for a fighter when attempting to discount his claims of psychological distress.
“Chiesa, a veteran combat sports fighter, fails to beg any allegations containing even a scintilla of factual specificity regarding the alleged psychological distress”
The motion to dismiss attempts to get rid of the promises of ‘negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and intentional infliction of emotional distress’ as a portion of Chiesa’therefore litigation.
As of yet, no decision has been made concerning Chiesa’s lawsuit or the motion to dismiss filed on McGregor’s behalf.