Conor McGregor punishment for bottle-throwing reduced
He had initially been fined $75,000 and ordered to serve 50 hours of community service17:26 Wednesday 22 March 2017, 17:26 22 Mar 2017
Conor McGregor has had his punishment for a bottle-throwing incident at a press conference reduced.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission originally fined the UFC lightweight champion and former featherweight title holder $75,000 (€69,300) and ordered he serve 50 hours of community service for his actions ahead of UFC 202, in the build up to his rematch with Nate Diaz in August 2016.
That punishment has today been reduced to a $25,000 fine and 25 hours community service.
The revised punishment was confirmed to MMA Fighting's Shaheen Al Shatti:
OFFICIAL: Conor McGregor's punishment over the UFC 202 incident has been changed to a $25,000 fine and 25 hours of community service.— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 22, 2017
NAC executive director Bob Bennett says of the original fine, purse % taken from Conor McGregor: "I just didn’t think that was fair."— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 22, 2017
Bennett notes that Conor "apologized profusely" at his last hearing & placed the outcome in the hands of the commission. Calls it honorable.— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 22, 2017
McGregor would have six months to complete the 25 hours of community service.— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 22, 2017
The settlement opens the door for McGregor to fight again in Las Vegas after suggestions from UFC president Dana White that the original punishment had spurred the Dubliner to vow to never fight in the Nevada city again.
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