Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran Nate Diaz was fined $50,000 by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Thursday (Dec. 15, 2016) for his role in the UFC 202 press conference melee, which also included fellow headliner Conor McGregor.
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The penalty represents 2.5 percent of his $2 million purse, which is the exact percentage “Notorious” was dinged after his legal representatives appeared before NSAC back in October.
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Diaz hasn’t competed since his unanimous decision loss to the trash-taping Irishman and claims to be riding the pine until promotion president Dana White grants him a rematch.
McGregor, meanwhile, moved on to capture the crown from Eddie Alvarez, before taking 10 months off to celebrate fatherhood. That makes a rubber match unlikely when you consider the current logjam at 155 pounds.
Diaz is currently ranked No. 6 in the official UFC rankings.