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Conor McGregor facing HUGE fine for UFC 202 press conference antics

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McGregor during the UFC 202 rematch, which he won on majority decision
McGregor during the UFC 202 rematch, which he won on majority decision

The UFC superstar's bank balance could take a significant hit after his Nevada Athletic Commission hearing today.

UPDATE (18:38)


McGregor is currently before the NAC as it decides on a suitable punishment for the Dubliner after the UFC 202 press conference which descended into a fit of bottle-throwing and foul-mouthed outbursts from both the McGregor and Nate Diaz camps.

Having first recommended a $25,000 fine for the Crumlin fighter, as well as media training, things began to escalate.

First, one member felt a fine to the value of 5% of McGregor's earnings (estimated at $3million) from the fight would be more appropriate.

That $150,000 recommendation then doubled as the commission looked to stick the boot into the featherweight champion:

It seems that the proposal from McGregor's representatives of an alternative solution to the initial recommendation may have backfired:

However, another commission member stated he was having a "really hard time" with such a lofty fine "for throwing a water bottle", according to MMAFighting.com.

It remains to be seen how heavy-handed the NAC are with the Crumlin native, who stated (before such a massive fine was being talked about) that he will accept it's decision:

These are the scenes that have caused such outrage among some of the NAC's sitting members:

NAC hearing quotes: @MMAFighting