For those wondering if Conor McGregor was fined by Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for throwing a Monster drink at Nate Diaz and his entourage during a press conference for UFC 202, will now know that a fine has been approved.
On Monday, MMA Fighting reported that the NAC unanimously voted to issue McGregor a $150,000 fine, or five percent of his $3 million show purse, for the bottle-throwing incident that took place on August 17 at the Copperfield Theater inside the MGM Grand. A massive increase over the initial suggestion, which was a $25,000 fine.
In addition, the NAC also handed down 50 hours of community service to McGregor and will require thefeatherweight champion to participate in an anti-bullying campaign for the commission.
Following the fine, McGregor issued an apology during a phone conversation,
I just want to apologize for the incident. It was a very unusual incident as I saw it unfolding even. I just acted wrong, and all I can say is I’m sorry and I will learn from this. … This fight had everything on the line for me. This was the highest stakes fight I’d ever been in. I was in a different mindset. So all I can do is learn from it and learn to handle myself better if I find myself in a situation like that.
I just want to own up and apologize for my part and say that it will not happen in the future. That’s really all I can say.
A hearing for Diaz was expected to take place on Monday, but was postponed to a later date.