The MMA world had some strong reactions after news broke of Conor McGregor’s massive $150,000 fine for his part in the water bottle-throwing incident that occured between his camp and Nate Diaz’s.
The scene garnered a lot of attention just prior to their UFC 202 rematch. It also got the attention of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which handed down the $150k fine as well as 50 hours of community service.
See for yourself what the MMA community had to say about Conor’s huge fine:
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) October 10, 2016
It's not a given that the UFC will keep running so many pay-per-view shows in Las Vegas. WME-IMG doesn't have Zuffa's ties to the city.
— Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) October 10, 2016
So fine him. Fining him $300,000 for it, as I said before, is absolutely deranged. https://t.co/RlQEjvEAAO
— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) October 10, 2016
Sounds like bullying https://t.co/fOai3jU9MM
— Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) October 10, 2016
— Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) October 10, 2016
Conor McGregor doing an anti-bullying campaign is fucking ridiculous. Did he hang up on them? #NACHearing
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) October 10, 2016
The fine came following a unanimous vote from the commission on Monday.
Nate Diaz will have his hearing at a later date for his involvement in the incident.
Do you feel like McGregor’s fine is too steep? Or does the punishment fight the crime? Sound off in the comments section, PENN Nation!