With Dana it seems to be as much about how the fighter / offender handles himself when confronted with the **** up. If Nate responds with a 'yeah, I ****ed up. I should not have used that word', is convincingly apologetic, volunteers for some charity stuff, he will just be fined and disciplined.
If Nate responds with 'yeah, I fuxking said what I meant! 209 what what hommie! What are you going to do about it', then Nate gets cut.