On Sunday night, Bob Bennett, commission executive director, told MMA Fighting that Khabib Nurmagomedov shall have his (NAC) Nevada Athletic Commission case continued as per the request and until January at the earliest will not receive any sanctions related to the ‘UFC 229’ post-fight brawl.
Bennett said “On Monday, Khabib was supposed to have a disciplinary hearing in Las Vegas, but the state and his legal team could not turn up to an adjudication agreement before the meeting of the monthly commission. His team urged for a continuance in case if any agreement was not set before the scheduled hearing on Monday. The next commission meeting is scheduled for Jan. 29.
The 30 years aged, UFC lightweight champion, on Oct. 6 at UFC 229 attempted to climb out of the Octagon trying to go after Dillon Danis, the cornerman of Conor McGregor’s at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
When the referee tried to stop, Nurmagomedov said something to McGregor. Then he came to Danis when he was yelling at him. He then evaded NAC inspectors and security to come out of the cage as to jump toward Danis.
Then McGregor climbed onto the cage and landed a punch on Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Nurmagomedov’s training partner before Charvez Foger, the NAC inspector could separate them. He got a blow and punch from Zubaira Tukhugov and Esedulla Emiragaev, Nurmagomedov teammate.
Though no one was arrested, the NAC has kept Nurmagomedov, McGregor, Tukhugov, Danis, and all others involved under indefinite suspension with pending disciplinary hearings.