The Nevada commission stays remaining one of the worst thing about combat sports. Just let Conor McGregor live. If you ever tired to navigate a government made maze this shouldn’t surprise you.
Not to get all Eddie Bravo on everyone, but government run state athletic commission should go the way of the dinosaur. Nine times out of ten these people have no idea what they are doing. Even in a state as busy as California or Nevada, does boxing and MMA really need these folks anymore?
Especially in the UFC space. Just privatize it all. The UFC has out grown their need to run towards government regulation. Maybe its out of habit or maybe its because the UFC doesn’t want to be the bad guy who fines and suspends their fighters.
The UFC wants to be the cool weekend Dad with no responsibilities. UFC didn’t want to fine or suspend you, but the lame ass government made them to do it. If the UFC came around more and played catch with you, things would be totally different.
The latest hill the Nevada state athletic commission is choosing to die on is the fallout from the UFC 229 brawl. Khabib got nine months and a $500k fine, while Conor got six months and a $50k fine.
Seems about right, but because Nevada can’t get out of their own way, they decided to drop this little nugget about trash talking your opponent.
The commission is laying out that in the future they could take action against fighters for things they say, rather than just things they do physically.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) January 29, 2019
Right now, Nevada commission is essentially telling Conor McGregor, who is not here, if he continues to ramp up his pre-fight talk in a similar way he has, they will consider taking disciplinary action against him, which they've never done for verbal actions.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 29, 2019
Freedom of speech? What’s that? Sure, Nevada go ahead and try to fine Conor McGregor for talking smack and trying to build up a fight. Great idea there.