Conor McGregor, current UFC Featherweight champion and current contender for the UFC Lightweight title, has told UFC boss Dana White that he never wants to fight in the UFC’s home base of Nevada ever again after the Nevada State Athletic Commission fined him $150,000.
McGregor’s fine his water-throwing match with Nate Diaz, during which both fighters’ entourages began chucking water bottles across the room where their UFC 202 pre-fight press conference was taking place.
The fine was 5% of his 3 million dollar purse, and he was also sentenced to 50 hours of community service by the Athletic Commission.
McGregor voiced his displeasure with the NSAC after the sentencing on Twitter:
I get fined more than these bums get paid
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 10, 2016
One would assume Dana White will attempt to keep one of his biggest cash cows from boycotting his most profitable state.
UPDATE: An official with the NSAC has stated that McGregor is overblowing the fine, and that it was only for $75,000, half of the reported amount.