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.
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.