After previously agreeing to a new hearing regarding Conor McGregor’s lucrative fine for throwing bottles at Nate Diaz during a UFC 202 press conference last year, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will meet this Wednesday (Mar. 22, 2017) to determine a final verdict (h/t MMA Junkie). This comes after McGregor publicly taunted the NSAC to obtain the fine and then filed for judicial review back in December.
The re-hearing is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas.
While McGregor’s actions during the infamous UFC 202 press conference melee were anything but professional, many believe that McGregor was targeted by the NSAC because of his high profile and record-setting paychecks. That may or may not be the case, but the 28-year-old Irishman will have the opportunity to lower his $150,000 fine, which includes $75,000 to be used to fund a public service announcement focusing on anti-bullying.
Considering McGregor is on the doorstep of a superfight with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., it will benefit both “Notorious” and NSAC to get a deal done that satisfies each party so the Irishman can move forward with his Nevada State boxing license and highly lucrative showdown with “Money.”
Stick with Mania to find out the outcome of McGregor’s re-hearing with NSAC.