ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt (or at least smacked in the head with a can of Monster Energy).

The altercation at yesterday's UFC 202 press conference definitely brought a lot of attention to an already much-hyped event, but unfortunately, not all of that attention was positive.

As it turns out, some of that bottle/can/coffee slinging had some unintended consequences, and projectiles flung by both the Diaz camp and Conor McGregor may have struck those in the audience.

Shortly after the event, Nick Diaz posted a video interviewing a girl who claims she was hit by a can that McGregor threw.

Marc Raimondi of, who was in attendance at the press conference, claims no one was hit by any of the Monster Energy cans that McGregor lobbed. And as ESPN's Brett Okamoto reported, the girl in that video is the younger sister of someone in Diaz's team, so take that testimony with a grain of salt.

Other sources report that Conor McGregor's girlfriend Dee Devlin was struck by a roll of tape thrown by someone in Diaz's group.

No matter what was thrown or who was hit though, it sounds like there will be serious consequences for this incident.

"The word is in this thing somebody was injured so there's going to be a lawsuit," Dana White told TMZ. "Who knows how it's all going to play out. Somebody's filing a lawsuit. The wheels are already in motion on it."

Even if a lawsuit doesn't happen though, White is very confident that the two will face some kind of punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commision.

"They're both getting punished," he added. "What everybody's got to understand is we're overseen by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. I guarantee both of these guys are gonna get massive fines and there's probably going to be a hearing after the fight.

"It's going to cost them both a lot of money, a lot of headache and hassle. They're both in big trouble," he concluded.

For now though, the two have a fight to focus on, and will throw down for a second time on Saturday.


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