Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor may have done a good job adding pay-per-view buys to their UFC 202 main event Saturday with a chaotic press conference earlier in the week, but the two fighters could be facing a lawsuit for their actions.
Per Damon Martin of Fox Sports, UFC President Dana White said "the wheels are already in motion" for a lawsuit after Diaz and McGregor began throwing water bottles, cans, etc. and shouting expletives at each other during the press conference.
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On Thursday, White elaborated on the situation to TMZ Sports: "And the word is that in this thing, somebody was injured. So, there's gonna be a lawsuit. ... Who knows how it's gonna play out."
White did not specify who was filing a lawsuit, but he also said "I guarantee both of these guys are gonna get massive fines, and there's probably going to be a hearing after the fight."
Since the press conference took place in Las Vegas, which is also where Saturday's event will take place, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be in charge of issuing discipline to McGregor and Diaz.
Per Martin's report, White said McGregor and Diaz "could be (facing) suspensions, community service, it's gonna be ugly. ... It's going to cost them both a lot of money, a lot of headache and hassle. They're both in big trouble."
Before the fireworks at the press conference even started, McGregor showed up 30 minutes late to the event that was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET.
This is a huge fight for McGregor, whose stock has taken a hit because of his actions earlier this summer and after losing to Diaz in March. A second loss, even in a higher weight than his traditional featherweight class, will not help his marketing power after everything he has done in the last three months.