Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission set their precedent for fines involving licensed combatants involved in pre-fight brawls during promotional events.
Following Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s encounter at a promotional event for a bout scheduled in Nevada, the NSAC issued each of them a fine consisting of 10% of their reported ‘show’ purses coming in at $9,000 for Cormier and $50,000 for Jones. Additionally Jones was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and Cormier was ordered to complete 20 hours.
The reasons for the fewer hours for Cormier were based on a finding that Jones was the aggressor for the incident. Cormier plead self defense but this was rejected by the Commission with the NSAC finding that after Jones placed his forehead on Cormier’s the appropriate response was stepping back instead of shoving Jones.