According to BJPenn.com, the first press conference for UFC 229, which will see the return of Conor McGregor in a bout against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, will take place on September 20, at 5p.m. ET inside Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Both McGregor and Nurmagomedov will be attending the press conference.
UFC Fighter Suing McGregor
In related news, MMAJunkie.com reports UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa has filed a lawsuit against Conor McGregor, stemming from McGregor attacking a bus carrying UFC 223 fighters in Brooklyn back in April of this year. Following the attack, Chiesa appeared to be cut by flying glass and he was subsequently pulled from a fight against Anthony Pettis on the April 7 card.
Chiesa’s lawsuit against McGregor alleges the former two-division champion and several unnamed persons attacked him, causing “serious personal, economic, and other injury.”
Chiesa, via his attorney Joseph W. Murray, levies a half-dozen claims against McGregor and co-defendants Barclays Center, parent company BSE Global, and the unnamed persons: negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, retention and supervision, and respondeat superior.
New Training Footage Released
Finally, Conor McGregor has released the first glimpse of his training ahead of his return to the UFC Octagon next month, and you can check it out in the video player below: