UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa was initially set to face off against Anthony Pettis on the incipient fight card of UFC 223. However, the fighter has since been pulled from his match up and both competitors have lost their spots on the card.
Chiesa was sitting in a bus within the Barclays Arena on Thursday, April 5, alongside a collection of fighters set to compete in the red corner for UFC 223. The fighters were there for the UFC 223 Media Day, but were met with an unexpected shock.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor and a large group of the fighter’s entourage allegedly attacked the bus, injuring several individuals within the vehicle. McGregor allegedly slammed a loading dolly through one of the bus’s window’s, causing multiple lacerations in the face of Michael Chiesa.
The injury required medical attention and forced Chiesa off of the UFC 223 fight card. Now photos of the injury have made their way onto the internet. Check them out below: