Once Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz stepped into the octagon in August at UFC 202, the bitter rivals had a fight for the ages. But that’s not what we’re talking about roughly two months later.
Instead, the big news Monday regarded the fighters’ chaotic UFC 202 press conference and the consequences that came from their bottle-throwing fiasco.
While Diaz’s punishment still hasn’t been determined, McGregor was fined $150,000 and ordered to serve 50 hours of community service within six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday.
The press conference was quite the spectacle, as McGregor showed up late and Diaz ended up leaving early, but not before the two started shouting swears at each other and hurling water bottles.
The good news for McGregor is he won’t be suspended for his big UFC 205 fight Nov. 12 with Eddie Alvarez, and he took the fine as an opportunity to trash-talk the rest of the roster.
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