McGregor completes community service for pre-fight fracas

By Daily Sports on July 24, 2017

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UFC star Conor McGregor has completed the 25 hours of community service imposed by Nevada officials following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during a pre-fight news conference last year in Las Vegas.

A document obtained by The Associated Press shows McGregor talked with children and teenagers in Dublin about physical, verbal and online bullying. But anti-bullying experts say his efforts may have been canceled out by the profanities he recently exchanged with his next opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr., for which neither will be disciplined.

"He has been showing up earlier to our kids and teens classes, to interact with them and instill values of loyalty, commitment and camaraderie," according to a letter dated Thursday and signed by McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh. "...

He is undoubtedly the greatest role model for the kids in our gym, and for the people of Ireland of all ages.

"The Nevada State Athletic Commission disciplined McGregor and Nate Diaz after the men and members of their groups yelled at each other and eventually hurled water bottles at an Aug. 17 press conference ahead of UFC 202.

McGregor's original penalties consisted of a $150,000 fine and 50 hours of community service. That was reduced in March to 25 hours and a $25,000 fine.

Last week, however, neither McGregor nor Mayweather held back on profanities and exchanged racially insensitive and homophobic remarks during a four-city promotional tour for their upcoming fight in Las Vegas.

Per regulations, the athletic commission may fine or discipline an individual licensed to fight in the state of Nevada if the person behaves "at any time or place in a manner which is deemed by the Commission to reflect discredit to unarmed combat."

Executive director Bob Bennett told The Associated Press on Friday that the athletic commission "in no way, shape or form condones homophobic, racist or inappropriate sexual comments," but the board does not plan to take disciplinary action against Mayweather and McGregor "at this point."

•Photo shows Conor McGregore.

Source Daily Sports

Posted July 24, 2017

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