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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor's request for a potential re-hearing on his water bottle throwing incident has been granted. According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, the Nevada State Athletic Commission, who determined his punishment originally, will vote in March if they will re-try McGregor for the incident.

The disciplinary hearing originally punished McGregor by fining his $75,000 plus ordered a PSA to be produced by McGregor forcing him to spend $75,000 on the filming, making the total fine $150,000.

According to ESPN, per NSAC protocol, an NSAC chairman can grant a motion for reconsideration filed by a sanctioned athlete, which McGregor has done. The motion is then voted on for additional review.

This comes the same day that reports of a potential agreement was reached between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

The incident stems from a UFC 202 press conference where McGregor and his opponent Nate Diaz participated in a fight that saw water bottles and Monster Energy Drink cans being flung across the crowd. Diaz was fined $50,000 and community service.

McGregor is currently unable to obtain a boxing license in the state of Nevada due to the fines. He is also unable to compete in MMA in Nevada until his punishment has been completed.


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