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NSAC Approves Lesser Punishment For Conor McGregor Over UFC 202 Altercation With Nate Diaz

March 22, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Conor McGregor owes a lot less money to the NSAC over his water bottle-throwing incident with Nate Diaz before UFC 202. MMAjunkie reports that the commission approved a decreased punishment of $25,000 and twenty-five hours of community service, down way down from the original penalty of $150,000 and fifty hours of community service.

The commission voted unanimously to re-hear the case during Wednesday’s NSAC meeting; McGregor was represented at the meeting by his attorney. NSAC executive director Bob Bennett called the original penalty unfair, noting that the commission was “in a tough position” as there was no precedent for the situation. Bennett noted that McGregor’s behavior at the first hearing was positive, saying, “The line was a little broken, but he apologized profusely.”

McGregor’s settlement clears a potential issue for his rumored fight with Floyd Mayweather, as he can now potentially get a boxing license with the commission.

MMAjunkie also reports that the commission will reach out to Nate Diaz to give him the chance to reduce his punishment. NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell said of Diaz, “What’s fair is fair.”