Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov will both be suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for their post-fight brawl.
The commission plans to hold a hearing on October 24 to vote on whether either or both fighters’ suspensions should be extended.
Since the fight, Nurmagomedov has apologized for his actions, but not backed down to threats from the UFC.
The Nevada Athletic Commission is in no rush to see Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting again after their lightweight championship bout that ended with Nurmagomedov retaining his title and a brawl that spilled into the crowd.
NAC executive director Bob Bennett told ESPN on Thursday that both McGregor and Nurmagomedov would be hit with a suspension starting Monday. The commission will then hold a hearing on October 24 to vote on whether either or both fighters’ suspensions should be extended as the commission continues its investigation.
Depending on the commission’s findings, further sanctions could be given to both McGregor and Nurmagomedov.
The decision stems from the post-fight chaos that broke out after Nurmagomedov jumped out of the cage to attack another member of McGregor’s camp.
After the fight, Nurmagomedov did not take questions but did make a statement, expressing regret for his …read more
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