Diaz Fined $50K for UFC 202 Scuffle
Over a month after Conor McGregor was handed his fine for the infamous UFC 202 press conference scuffle, his opponent Nate Diaz has been punished as well.
The Nevada Athletic Commission fined Diaz $50,000 and ordered him to complete 50 hours of community service. His punishment is similar to the one that McGregor received: $50K is 2.5 percent of Diaz’s $2 million purse for the UFC 202 main event. McGregor, however, was also ordered to complete a $75,000 anti-bullying public service announcement.
McGregor has since refused to pay the fine and may be taking the Commission to court.
During the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference, Diaz stormed out of the David Coppefield Theater, but not before he and his team threw water bottles at McGregor’s teammates in the crowd. McGregor responded by throwing water bottles and cans of Monster Energy from the stage.
Whether or not Diaz pays the fine, he will be able to compete in other states because he is not suspended, per MMAFighting. Similarly, McGregor announced he may be done fighting in Las Vegas ahead of his November title fight with Eddie Alvarez in New York.