UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa was injured in the bus attack of April 5. Now the fighter has come forward with a brief statement on the matter.
Michael Chiesa was initially set to face off against Anthony Pettis back at UFC 223. Consequently, Chiesa was among the rest of the event’s red corner fighters on a bus within one of the Barclays Center’s loading docks on April 5.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor allegedly lead a large entourage backstage of the Brooklyn, New York arena and allegedly attacked the bus. Among those injured was Michael Chiesa, who suffered a minor laceration on his face from a shattered bus window.
Chiesa and Pettis’ UFC 223 fight was cancelled following Chiesa’s injuries. Now the two fighters are locked in to throw down at UFC 226 for International Fight Week on July 7.
Speaking to MMA Weekly, Chiesa offered a few words on why he was removed from the UFC 223 card.
“There is not a lot I can comment in regards to the bus incident, but that was in the commission’s hands. There are just numerous reasons it was out of my hands. I was trying to go through with the fight.”
When asked if there is a lawsuit pending against Conor McGregor, Chiesa said “There is nothing I can comment on it.”
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