UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor met with Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday, which could result in his disciplinary order stemming from a UFC 202 pre-fight press conference incident being reviewed.
McGregor met with NAC Chairman Anthony Marnell and Executive Director Bob Bennett in Las Vegas to request a rehearing. Marnell agreed to put the request on the agenda for the commission’s March 22 meeting, at which time the full commission will vote to determine whether or not to grant a new disciplinary hearing for McGregor.
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 of 2016. After much deliberation, which resulted in shifting away from a proposed fine of $300,000, the Nevada commission settled on a fine of $75,000 and also required McGregor to produce an anti-bullying public service campaign. The commission set the public service campaign’s value at $75,000.
The case was originally heard while Pat Lundvall and Michon Martin were members of the commission. Both were pushing for penalties at the harsher end of the spectrum that the commission was considering. Neither is now a member of the commission.
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In a statement released to MMAWeekly.com, the NAC indicated that Marnell and Bennett will recommend that the commission grants the rehearing.
McGregor must clear his standing with the commission prior to competing again in Nevada, whether that would be a return to the Octagon or the oft-speculated boxing blockbuster with Floyd Mayweather.
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