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Dana White: I guarantee fines for Diaz and McGregor

There’s a strong possibility Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will be fined and possibly suspended for their actions at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference, according to UFC president Dana White.

White made the comments in an interview with TMZ Sports.

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Diaz left the press conference and started throwing water bottles at McGregor – who arrived 30 minutes late – from the upper gallery, prompting McGregor to throw water bottles and other cans in return.

“What everybody’s gotta understand is that we’re overseen by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. I guarantee you both of these guys are going to get massive fines,” White said. “And there’s probably going to be a hearing too after the fight. There could be suspensions, community service. It’s going be ugly.

And the word is in this thing somebody was injured. So, there’s gonna be a lawsuit.. Who knows how this thing is going to play out.”

UFC 202 takes place Saturday August 20th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor rematches Diaz in the main event.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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