Las Vegas has been a fighting mecca for decades, but one MMA superstar may not compete in the the city again.
According to UFC president Dana White, Conor McGregor has said he never wants to fight in the state of Nevada again, which would include the Sin City, after getting a $150,000 fine from throwing water bottles at Nate Diaz.
“Conor McGregor hit me [in a text] and said, ‘I don’t ever want to fight in Nevada again ever,’" White told Fox Sports 1.
McGregor's fine came via the Nevada Athletic Commission for his actions in an August news conference. Despite Vegas' traditional importance to hosting fights, White appears to think that his super star can get along just fine without Vegas.
“Conor McGregor doesn’t need Nevada,” White said in the same interview. “He could fight anywhere. We could put his fight on the island off the coast of anywhere.”
McGregor is scheduled to fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12.