Much like UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) has reduced Nate Diaz’s penalty for the water bottle throwing incident at a UFC 202 press conference.
The Stockton native will now be paying a fine of $15,000 and also serving a total of 15 hours of community service. Diaz originally had to pay a fine of $50,000 and serve 50 hours worth of community service, the fine reduction came a few weeks after the McGregor fine was reduced by the NAC.
While Diaz did not appear at the NAC meeting in any way, his lawyer (Sam Awad) did have a funny interaction with the NAC via a phone call (transcribed by MMA Junkie).
“I think he may be muted,” said Awad. “I know he’s in Hawaii and it’s 6 a.m. his time.”
“I don’t think he is muted,” replied NSAC chair Anthony Marnell. “I think he’s on the line. So if he could just confirm that, that would be great, if he’s there.”
“I know it’s early his time,” said Awad. “Let me see if I can get his girlfriend to get confirmation. I’m assuming he set the phone down, given the hour.”
Diaz doesn’t have a fight scheduled at this time, his last fight was the aforementioned UFC 202 bout with McGregor.
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