In the recent Conor McGregor documentary, we have seen a much closer look at some big events in his career. As such, “McGregor Forever” showed us how deep-rooted his rivalry was with Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, Conor also had to cope with the repercussions of it as well.
Ahead of his return at UFC 229 in October 2018, McGregor attacked a bus carrying Khabib and other UFC 223 fighters. Throwing a dolly at the bus, Conor caused damage to property, and Michael Chiesa, who had to withdraw from his fight. As a result, McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.
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Thus, The Notorious One was taken to court where agreed to a plea deal. According to the plea deal, McGregor would need to complete five days of community service and attend anger management classes. As such, McGregor’s duties involved sweeping and cleaning at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. For the most part, McGregor saw the positives in the situation and willingly embraced his punishment.
“I’m coming across mad stuff in this church, just things on the wall,” Conor says. “I’ve just had the trippiest bleeding buzz of my life in there with that reverend, never experienced anything like that in my life.” By the end of his service, Conor had seemingly grown to appreciate the church and the people around him. Speaking to the pastor, McGregor revealed that he was sad to leave and would have happily stayed for a few more days if needed.
What did Conor McGregor throw at Khabib’s bus?
For the most part, McGregor’s shenanigans during the infamous bus incident will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Previously, Khabib was scheduled to take on Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 for the vacant lightweight title. Thus, in order to intimidate Khabib, McGregor, and Co. stormed the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Moreover, they threw a dolly and a few chairs at his bus, breaking a window in the process.
Eventually, the incident would lead to the biggest fight in UFC history between Conor and Khabib in October of 2018. While a lot of fighters, including Rose Namajunas, were left shaken up by the incident, Khabib maintained his cool.
Comforting Reed Harris, UFC’s senior vice president of athlete development, Khabib revealed that he was no stranger to such animosity. Interestingly, The Eagle also suggested that the incident might have been staged by the UFC, owing to the numerous cameras on the scene.
Notably, the incident injured Michael Chiesa who was set to take on Anthony Pettis. Suffering a facial injury due to broken glass, Chiesa had to withdraw from the fight. Thus, he proceeded to file a lawsuit against Conor McGregor in September 2018.
According to Chiesa, the incident largely impacted his chances of making a bid for the title. Further, Chiesa claimed that the lawsuit brought a lot of harassment to him and his family once it was made public.
Eventually, Chiesa would go on to lose to Pettis at UFC 226, which prompted his move up to welterweight. Moreover, in December 2022, it was revealed that Michael and Conor had settled their lawsuit in Kings County (N.Y) Supreme Court. Whilst the finer details of the matter were withheld, the matter was resolved and an agreement had been met.