Nate Diaz will have to wait until next month before facing any type of punishment from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Diaz’s disciplinary hearing was postponed at a Thursday NAC meeting. However Executive Director Bob Bennett did say that a settlement with Diaz has likely been reached.
Diaz faces punishment for his part in a bottle-throwing incident during a pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas to promote UFC 202 on Aug. 17. Diaz left the press conference dais, and he and his team hurled water bottles toward Conor McGregor, who responded in turn by launching water bottles and a Monster Energy Drink can toward Diaz. A security guard was reportedly injured during the incident.
McGregor already appeared before the NAC and was fined $150,000, which amounts to five percent of his disclosed $3 million purse from the event. The Irishman was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. McGregor has since said that he doesn’t ever want to fight in Nevada again.
Diaz earned a disclosed $2 million at UFC 202 and could face a similar sanction from the NAC. The Stockton, Calif., native, who lost a majority decision to McGregor at the Aug. 20 event, currently does not have a fight booked.