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Conor McGregor punishment reduced by NSAC following UFC 202 water bottle wars

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UFC 196 McGregor vs. Diaz Press Conference Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is hoping Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor will bring his proposed crossover fight with Floyd Mayweather to “Sin City.”

So it has to be nice to him while still following the rules and regulations of combat sports, a fine line to walk when “Money” is involved, simply because the commission gets to collect a pretty penny for overseeing it.

If and when it ever happens.

With that in mind, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn McGregor’s punishment for the water bottle wars ahead of UFC 202 — co-starring welterweight nemesis Nate Diaz — was significantly reduced.

To the tune of $25,000 fine (chump change) and 25 hours of community service, according to a report from MMA Junkie, down from the original $150,000 fine and 50 hours of community service handed down last October.

“Mystic Mac” predicted this would happen.

There are no guarantees McGregor makes it to the “sweet science” if both parties can’t agree on the financial terms, so there is a strong chance “Notorious” will make his return to the Octagon following his 10-month hiatus.

Against this guy? That remains to be seen.