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Conor McGregor’s penalty reduced for bottle-throwing incident at UFC 202 press conference

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Conor McGregor finally received a re-hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) over his infamous UFC 202 press conference bottle-throwing incident, and it was a beneficial one.

McGregor’s punishment was adjusted to a $25,000 fine and 25 hours of community service during a Wednesday meeting of the NAC — a far cry from the $75,000 fine and 50 hours he initially received from the commission in October.

The ruling ended a long saga that began on Aug. 17 when McGregor and the team of UFC 202 opponent Nate Diaz engaged in a fiery skirmish inside of the Copperfield Theater in Las Vegas, bringing UFC 202’s pre-fight press conference to a premature end. Following a walkout by Diaz, the two sides hurled several water bottles at one another across the theater, with McGregor even throwing a Monster Energy can that he grabbed off the dais. The incident was heavily promoted on various media throughout the rest of fight week and ultimately helped UFC 202 become one of the highest-selling UFC pay-per-views of all-time.

More on this story in a moment.

Source:: mma fighting