Time to move Conor McGregor’s record to 1-2 for 2016, because he just took a beating. The UFC featherweight champion appeared - over the phone - in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NAC) on Monday, October 10th for a hearing in regards to the UFC 202 presser brouhaha that ended up with an exchange of beverages. “The Notorious” McGregor got into a shouting match with Nate Diaz’s team as they were leaving the presser which quickly escalated with cans of Monster Energy drink and water bottles being lobbed on both sides.
The NAC was not amused. The Nevada Attorney General initially recommended a $25,000 fine and 25 hours of community service from McGregor for his role in the scuffle. McGregor’s team told the NAC straight away that they’d accept whatever punshiment the commission decided on. That may have been a mistake.
The Nevada Attorney General recommended a $25k fine & 25 hours of community service for McGregor. Somehow, we ended up at $150k & 50 hours.— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) October 10, 2016
While the NAC debated going as high as $300,000, they eventually settled on fining McGregor 5% of his UFC 202 purse for his actions, or $150,000. He’s also been given 50 hours of community service, with the intention that half of his fine will go toward an “anti-bullying campaing” and perhaps a PSA for the NAC, starring McGregor himself.
Lundvall still pushing for a higher fine because they want this anti-bullying campaign to be good, "and decent campaigns cost money."— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) October 10, 2016
At the same hearing, Nate Diaz was granted a continuance for his role in the incident. And after seeing where McGregor ended up it looks like he’s going to need every bit of time he can get to prepare a solid defense.