The Nevada Commission has hit Conor McGregor with a massive fine for his well documented, water bottle throwing incident this past summer, and it looks like the Irish star has written the state off as a result.
Recently the commission announced that McGregor has been fined $150,000, for the aforementioned incident, which went down at a UFC 202 presser with Nate Diaz and his team. McGregor must also do 50 hours of community service and he also needs to participate in the state’s anti-bullying campaign.
“Conor McGregor hit me yesterday and said, ‘I don’t ever want to fight in Nevada again. Ever,’ Now how does that make sense for the state of Nevada? You’re gonna try to fine this kid — and Nate [Diaz] — that much money, it just makes people not wanna come fight in our state. And that’s not a good thing. And guess what? Conor McGregor doesn’t need Nevada, he can fight anywhere. He can fight in Iowa, okay. We can put his fight on an island off a coast of anywhere. It just makes no sense for the state and it’s terrible.”
How about that? Now, if McGregor sticks to his guns here, then this could mean the Nevada jurisdiction will lose out on some massive fights in the future. Massive fights usually mean big time bucks are being generated in the region…It will be interesting to see if McGregor sticks to this stance in the coming months.
All this aside, the featherweight champ is booked to fight lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on November 12th. The fight will go down in New York City. It will be interesting to see if McGregor sticks to this stance in the coming months.