McGregor, Diaz facing disciplinary action

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are facing disciplinary action after they threw bottles and energy drink cans at each other during last month’s UFC 202 press conference. 

The Nevada Attorney General's Office has already filed individual complaints against both fighters as their actions were "detrimental to a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat".

As a result, McGregor and Diaz could be suspended and fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Three days prior to their bout at UFC 202 on August 20, which McGregor won via unanimous decision, the rivalry between the duo got out of hand during the pre-event press conference. 

McGregor showed up late, which prompted Diaz to suddenly get up and leave. As Diaz was leaving, he and McGregor began to exchange words, at which point the Stockton native threw a water bottle at the Irishman. 

McGregor responded by throwing a water bottle before grabbing two energy drink cans and hurling them towards Diaz. 

Even though security and UFC officials calmed the situation down before it escalated further, UFC president Dana White was less than impressed with the actions of McGregor and Diaz. 

This isn’t the first time the NSAC has fined UFC fighters for altercations during press conferences. Back in 2014, then UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier were docked $50,000 and $9,000 respectively after they were involved in a brawl in the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel.

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