McGregor files Petition for Review of NSAC fine

December 8, 2016

Conor McGregor has filed a Petition for Judicial Review in Clark County, Nevada for his fine levied by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his water-bottle throwing incident this past August.

Per MMA Junkie, McGregor filed the Petition for Judicial Review on November 18, 2016 per Clark County Court Records.  McGregor is represented by Jennifer Goldstein.  The Nevada State Athletic Commission is represented by Caroline Bateman.

The commission issued a $150,000 fine this past October.  The commission clarified that it was a $75,000 fine and he was to cut a public-service announcement in an amount 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 but the commission believed that was not sufficient.

Payout Perspective:

The appeal of a commission ruling results in filing a lawsuit in the superior court which is what McGregor has done.  You might recall that Wanderlei Silva filed a similar petition for review in 2015 related to his lifetime ban.  The state court ruled in Silva’s favor, but the order was to remand back to the commission.  Silva appealed to the state Supreme Court but that did not work out.  There is potential for McGregor’s commission penalty to be reversed but it will likely mean that the court will send it back to the commission for to re-determine the penalty.  MMA Payout will keep you posted.

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