After Conor McGregor sentence reduced, Nate Diaz may get refund from NAC
Today the Nevada Athletic Commission met and concluded that it was reasonable to decrease the fine and community service sentence originally handed out to UFC star Conor McGregor after the melee that broke out at the UFC 202 press conference last summer.
Originally, “Notorious” was fined $150,000 and sentenced to 50 hours of community service for his part in the water bottle and can throwing incident, but was ultimately dropped down to $25,000 and 25 hours.
In December of 2016, Diaz was fined $50,000 for his involvement in the incident. Now, the Stockton, California native may have the opportunity to have that fine reduced if he wishes to seek a new hearing
“We’re going to reach out to Nate and let him know that what’s fair is fair,” NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell told MMA Junkie. “He has an opportunity to come back before us if he’d like to and we will make that as painless and cheap as possible.”
“‘I think you heard Attorney General Bateman talk about today was not a percentage of the purse, but a fine that is equivalent and equal for the actions taken. If we were to do that, we could speculate right now that the commission would probably have some sort of reduction and some sort of refund coming back to Nate,’ said Marnell.
“According to NSAC’s Chairman, Diaz took care of his fine pretty quickly.
“‘His was done and done. It was heard, check got sent in and it was over. We do have a refund process if we did re-hear it,” he added. “I just want to make sure, my number one goal is fairness. Sometimes we’ve gotten out, and I think the public might see us getting really lopsided on some of these things, and I’m really trying to bring that in and keep it on the real. I want to keep it fair for the fighters, and if we do something like we did today, we need to do it for the other,’ concluded Marnell.”