The aftermath of Conor McGregor's fine by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) stemming from his bottle brawl with Nate Diaz at a UFC 202 press conference earlier this year has not been good. McGregor was not only thought to have been fined $150,000, but the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar threw shade at the NSAC, insisted he would never compete in Nevada again and dared the commission to come get his money.
Well, according to this recent Tweet by ESPN's Brett Okamoto, McGregor's penalties are a little less harsh than initially expected.
Official NSAC text on McGregor penalty: $75k fine, $75k PSA, 50 hrs CS to be completed within six months, $4,288 in attorney fees.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 21, 2016
While the Irishman will have to pay $75,000 out of pocket for throwing some water bottles at Diaz and his gang of hecklers, that's about all the hard earned cash McGregor will have to relinquish, except nearly $4,300 in personal lawyer fees. The other $75,000 will be tallied in the form of a public service announcement, while McGregor will still be expected to complete 50 hours of community service within the next six months.
As the biggest star in the sport today and a guy who has a huge career announcement on the horizon, it may be difficult for the 28-year-old UFC champion to complete any hours of community service over the next few months. But whether or not he wants to fight in Las Vegas again, McGregor will have to adhere to all of these punishments if he wants the option to do so down the line.
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