When UFC President Dana White stopped by the Herd yesterday to announce the return of Ronda Rousey, he also discussed the topic of the $150,000 fine levied against Conor McGregor by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his water bottle throwing outburst at the pre-fight press conference before McGregor/Diaz 2.
White said that he was personally baffled at the amount of the fine, for what amounted to trash talking with props. Even if the Commission has authority to hand out the fine, it may have just shot itself in the foot, because, according to White, McGregor is done fighting in Vegas after taking such a big hit.
“The problem with that is, Conor McGregor hit me yesterday and said, ‘I don’t ever want to fight in Nevada again. Ever.'”
White said McGregor doesn’t need Vegas, and there’s no incentive to fight there if he’s subjected to ridiculous fines by the Commission.
“He can fight anywhere. He could fight in Iowa. We could put his fight on an island off the coast of anywhere. It makes no sense for the state.”
Conor McGregor, coming to a cornfield near you!
Conor McGregor doesn’t want to ever fight in Nevada again. pic.twitter.com/nHEXcd5HYE
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 13, 2016