Conor McGregor’s part in a fracas at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas back in August has resulted in him being handed a fine and community service by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
NSAC ruled at a hearing yesterday that McGregor should be fined $150,000 and serve 50 hours of community service for launching a water bottle at Nate Diaz, after his opponent had initiated the incident by doing likewise.
The Commission also revealed that half of the fine will be allocated towards paying for a public service announcement against bullying featuring ‘The Notorious’ himself.
The fine represents just 5% of McGregor’s disclosed $3,000,000 basic salary for the UFC 202 event, and with a record 1.65 million pay-per-views expected to have earned him far more on top of that, it’s no surprise that the Irishman has taken the news in his stride.
“I get fined more than these bums get paid,” McGregor bragged on Twitter after the hearing.
McGregor will now get back to training for his next money-spinning fight with lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York City on November 12th, which has all the ingredients to be another record-breaking night for the sport’s biggest draw.
As for Diaz, his NSAC hearing was postponed, so it still remains to be seen what kind of punishment he’ll receive for having started the ugly scenes at the presser.