The hammer has yet to fall on Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz for their bottle-flinging press conference brawl leading up to UFC 202, but it sounds like the Nevada State Athletic Commission is not impressed with their antics. The commission recently filed a complaint through the Nevada Attorney General’s Office accusing them of conduct that is “detrimental to a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat,” and now thanks to MMA Junkie, we know exactly what’s in there.
In addition to the brawl, the complaint has a laundry list of naughty swearwords and hand gestures used by the two UFC fighters. The document ends up reading like a high-school suspension form filled out by overly anal administrators.
According to the paperwork, the commission can fine McGregor and Diaz up to $250,000 each and suspend them from competing in Nevada — a suspension that other athletic commissions across the United States would enforce as well. There’s no date attached to the paperwork letting us know when this will be resolved, but past reports peg the hearing date as Oct. 10.
It can’t come soon enough for McGregor, who fights regularly enough to need quick resolution on the matter. Up until today he was being considered for the UFC’s big New York event in November. Who knows if a possible NSAC suspension played a part in the UFC’s decision not to book him on the card.
As for Nate Diaz, he seems more than happy to take a long time off and enjoy the millions he just made off his two fights against McGregor. Between his bottle chucking behavior leading up to UFC 202 and his smoking of a marijuana vape pen at the post-event press conference afterwards, you could make the argument that the Diaz brother has actually been trying to get suspended.
(Via MMA Junkie)