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UFC 202: Conor McGregor fined, ordered community service for throwing bottles and cans at Nate Diaz

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor was called in front of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Monday (Oct. 10, 2016) to answer for his role in the spring water wars of 2016, which also included fellow UFC 202 headliner Nate Diaz.

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Since his behavior was able to improve pay-per-view buys unbecoming of a professional athlete, according to the imaginary bylaws of the combat sports universe, McGregor was facing a possible fine and suspension for his press conference shenanigans.

"Notorious" -- represented by legal counsel but live via telephone -- was able to avoid any time away from the fight game, but was fined a whopping $150,000, which amounts to five percent of his $3 million purse from UFC 202, and forced to perform 50 hours of community service.

Ouch.

"I was very, very upset at the incident," McGregor told the commission. "It was a high stakes fight, my emotions got the better of me. All I can say is I'm sorry."

McGregor also told commissioner Pat Lundvall he would accept whatever punishment NSAC deemed fit, perhaps forgetting these are the same folks who tried to suspend Nick Diaz for five years after he took one too many hits from the bong.

The attorney general originally recommended a $25,000 fine with 25 hours community service and five hours media training, but that didn't sit well with the commissioners because the trash-talking Irishman makes more money than anyone in UFC.

Proof.

It should be noted that Diaz must also answer to NSAC; however, the slippery Stocktonite was able to table his hearing for a later date.

McGregor can next be seen at the UFC 205 pay-per-view event on Nov. 12 in New York City, where he will attempt to become the first fighter in the history of the promotion to simultaneously hold two championship belts in two different weight classes. But he'll first need to defeat reigning lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.

For much more on that upcoming showdown click here.