NSAC reduce McGregor’s fine

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has reached a settlement with Conor McGregor over the punishment for his UFC 202 news conference antics.

The UFC lightweight champion threw a number of water bottles and an energy drink in a furore with Nate Diaz and his crew ahead of their UFC 202 fight. 

NSAC originally fined the Irishman US$150 000 and 50 hours of community service, but after a meeting with NSAC chair Anthony Marnell and executive director Bob Bennett, the fine has been significantly reduced. 

Reports revealed McGregor was very apologetic during initial proceedings, which impacted on the fine. 

McGregor will now have to pay $25 000 and complete 25 hours of community service. 

Bennet added that the settlement had nothing to do with McGregor's potential fight with Floyd Mayweather.

"The fight wasn't an issue that we were even looking at," he said. 

"We wanted to resolve the pending litigation that he had, so that it was a win-win situation."