Nevada clarifies Conor’s fine

October 17, 2016

MMA Fighting reports that Nevada’s Athletic Commission’s executive director Bob Bennett has clarified the fine assessed to Conor McGregor from his bottle-throwing incident.  He states that the fine is $75,000 and not the $150,000 as previously reported.

Despite the fact that the $150,000 number was indicated at an open hearing of the commission, Bennett clarified that the fine was $75,000 and the value of a public-service announcement McGregor must do for the commission is valued at $75,000.

McGregor reportedly made $3 million from UFC 202 not counting undisclosed bonuses or PPV points.

The state attorney general originally recommended a $25,000 fine, 25 hours of community service and media training.  The commissioners believed that amount was not enough.

McGregor was not a fan of the $150,000 fine stating that he would not fight in Nevada in the foreseeable future.

Payout Perspective:

The backtracking to clarify the fine and then blame media seems like a mishandling of the situation by the NSAC and a way to reduce the fine without drawing an appeal.  The $75,000 value seems like it was pulled out of the air without any evidence that a PSA would cost this much.

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