Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones scheduled for NSAC hearing Tuesday
It’s going to be a busy day the next time the Nevada State Athletic Commission assembles – and extra security might be needed.
The meeting takes place Tuesday in Las Vegas, according to an agenda released by the NSAC.
NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell previously has said Nurmagomedov and McGregor will be required to attend the meeting in person if they did not reach a settlement with the commission. MMAjunkie was unable to verify their planned attendance with the commission and the fighters’ reps. Nurmagomedov has said he will not attend the meeting.
According to the agenda, the commission will conduct hearings on separate disciplinary complaints against the fighters, “or, in the alternative” conduct hearings on a pair of proposed settlement agreements. Two of Nurmagomedov’s corners from UFC 229, Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov, will have proposed settlement agreements heard by the commission.
The brawl participants face fines, suspensions and other potential punishments, such as community service, for their roles in the melee. The commission still is holding $1 million of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 million disclosed purse held in the wake of the brawl; Marnell estimates the UFC lightweight champ took home between $5 and $6 million for the title bout, which includes monies the UFC is not required to make public. The commission has the legal right to fine Nurmagomedov and McGregor 100 percent of their purses, though that’s highly unlikely to happen.
The melee was touched off when Khabib Nurmagomedov leapt over the octagon following a fourth-round submission of McGregor and attacked Dillon Danis, who was there cageside in support of the Irish star. McGregor then leapt onto the cage and was stopped by an NSAC official, but he still took a swipe at Abubakar Nurmagomedov, who then fought back along with Tukhugov as a melee played out in the cage.
Notably, Danis is not on the commission agenda for the meeting despite receiving a temporary suspension along with other brawl participants.
Marnell said the commission would have held McGregor’s pay had the extent of his role in the brawl been known on fight night. McGregor reportedly declined to press charges on three of Nurmagomedov’s teammates who were detained by Las Vegas police at T-Mobile Arena after the incident.
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