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Pat Lundvall’s NSAC run coming to an end

An overall, general view of the Octagon at the Prudential Center at UFC 159 in Newark, NJ, Saturday, April 27,2013. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
(AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Pat Lundvall’s time with the Nevada State Athletic Commission is coming to an end.

Serving as the chair of the of the NSAC since 2009, Lundvall’s final day with the commission will come on Oct. 31. She will not be reappointed, she tells MMA Fighting.

“I have served three terms for a total of nine years with the NSAC,” Lundvall wrote. “I considered every minute of it as a privilege and an honor.”

Lundvall is most known for her role in some of the most controversial punishments handed out by the NSAC in recent years.

She initially motioned for Conor McGregor to be fined $300,000 for his involvement in the pre-UFC 202 press conference fiasco opposite Nate Diaz. The fine was instead reduced to $150,000, half of which goes directly to the NSAC and the remaining $75,000 toward a public service announcement. McGregor, who has competed in Las Vegas for the entirety of his time headlining UFC pay-per-view events, has since vowed to never compete in the state of Nevada again.

Lundvall was also the commissioner who motioned that Nick Diaz be banned from mixed martial arts competition for life after the Stockton fighter tested positive for marijuana for the third time in his pro career last January. Nick Diaz was eventually given a five-year ban — an unprecedented and highly criticized decision motioned by Lundvall. The California fighter managed to reduce his sentence to 18 months, and is now eligible to compete again.

The experienced attorney was appointed to the NSAC in 2007, and became the first woman to be elected chair of the commission.

There is no word on who will replace her.

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