Conor McGregor was fined $150,000 and assessed 50 hours of community service by the Nevada Athletic Commission in October, but it appears that he is challenging the penalty.
McGregor went before the NAC for disciplinary action after he, Nate Diaz, and Diaz’s team hurled water bottles at each other in the middle of the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference in August. After much deliberation, which resulted in shifting away from a proposed fine of $300,000, the Nevada commission settled on the aforementioned sanctions.
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Though he was amiable during his disciplinary hearing, McGregor didn’t take kindly to the punishment, later telling Rolling Stone, “I don’t see Nevada in my future, for the foreseeable future, is how I see it.”
McGregor has now filed a petition for judicial review in Clark County, Nevada, naming NAC Executive Director Bob Bennett and the NAC as respondents. MMAJunkie.com first reported the news on Wednesday.
A hearing for the case has yet to be scheduled.
There’s no immediate concern that the case might interfere with McGregor’s schedule, as UFC president Dana White on Tuesday said that the promotion’s first dual-division champion is taking 10 months off for maternity leave. McGregor and his girlfriend are expecting their first child.
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