Nate Diaz fine reduced by NSAC
April 12, 2017
MMA Junkie reports that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has reduced Nate Diaz’s fine to $15,000 and to complete 15 hours community service. The reduction is in line with that given to Conor McGregor after a re-hearing on his discipline stemming from August’s incident at a pre0fight press conference.
Diaz was issued a $50,000 fine plus 50 hours community service for his part in the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference in which he through items at Conor McGregor on stage after leaving in the middle of the press conference.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to approve of the reduction. Although not agreed upon by Diaz or his representatives, it is believed that Diaz will take the deal.
This was a likely scenario given the NSAC’s vote to reduce Conor McGregor’s suspension. It only makes sense that Diaz would also receive a reduction in the amount of his fine. There were reports that Diaz had paid the fine so if this is true, he’d likely get a refund. It seems unlikely that Diaz would push the new fine since its considerably less than the original and it would cost more to fight it. Also, he has not sought out a fight so this has not really impacted him aside from his pocketbook and the time to do community service.