To a normal-working Joe, $150,000 is probably around two -- maybe three -- years worth of salary. For a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter on the low-end of the totem pole, so to speak, that's either a decent payday for one fight or two-to-three fights if you're barely starting out.
For the biggest earner in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), Conor McGregor, that's simply a small withdrawal he has to make to pay a fine, as "Notorious" was dinged exactly that amount by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the water bottle throwing contest he got into with Nate Diaz during a UFC 202 press conference earlier this year (see it).
In true McGregor fashion, he took to social media to scoff at the fine while clowning his fellow colleagues, yet again.
I get fined more than these bums get paid— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 10, 2016
For the sake of comparison, the $150,000 amount equals to what Yancy Medeiros, Sean Spencer, Drew Dober, Jason Gonzalez, Michael McBride, and Jessica Eye got paid at UFC 203... combined.
In addition to the $150K fine -- which is five percent of his $3 million purse for his rematch against Nate Diaz -- Conor was given 50 hours of community service. What that entails, remains to be seen.
On an interesting note, Daniel Cormeir -- who was a guest on "The MMA Hour" -- revealed that for his part in his scuffle with Jon Jones during a post-fight presser, he was fined $2,500 while "Bones" was handed down a fine of $50,000, which would be 10 percent of Jon's $500,00 show money for UFC 182.