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McGregor Gets $150K Fine, 50 Hours Community Service by NSAC

Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/ZUFFA LLC

Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/ZUFFA LLC

You can only imagine what Nate Diaz’s punishment is going to look like.

Almost two months after the water bottle scandal of UFC 202 in August, the NSAC hearing regarding the disciplinary action of UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor took place Monday morning, streaming live on UFC Fight Pass.

The Notorious One was issued a $150K fine ($75K to Anti-Bullying PSA / $75K to Commission), plus 50 hours of community service (5 hours towards PSA). The PSA will include extensive participating in the commissions Anti-Bullying program.

After a relatively confusing case presented by McGregor’s representative, stating that he was throwing the water bottles and Monster energy drinks upward towards Team Diaz as a defense to those in the media caught in the cross fire, McGregor joined the hearing via phone to state he participated in the water bottle war out of anger towards his opponent, not to defend anyone in the audience. McGregor did extend his apologies for the incident and did not make any excuses.

Maybeeee you should have been on the same page before speaking before the commissioners.

While deliberating options for his consequence, the commissioners ranged from 5% of his purse to a flat $300,000. Also, starting at 25 hours of community service before coming to their conclusion of 50 hours.

The commission did refer back to the Jon Jones / Daniel Cormier face-off altercation as a comparison. Jones and Cormier were each ordered a fine of 10% of their purses plus community service.

McGregor’s opponent Nate Diaz was scheduled to appear Monday morning as well, but last week requested an extension. UFC Interim Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was also scheduled to appear at Monday’s hearing for his anti-doping violation prior to UFC 200 in July.

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Kristine is a Managing Editor for as well as UFC/MMA Lead Writer. She also hosts a column known as Fighting Words.
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