Khabib Nurmagomedov And Conor McGregor Will Not Appear On NSAC Hearing After Reaching Settlement With The State
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor were scheduled to appear at Tuesday’s meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission to find out their punishment for UFC 229 post-fight incident. Yet, that won’t happen.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was first to report the news, both fighters reached the settlement with the state, but the details are not disclosed yet.
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are under suspension since October 2018. After his fourth-round submission win over Conor at the main event of UFC 229, “The Eagle” jumped over the fence and tried to deal Dillon Danis. The Irishman took part in a physical altercation with Khabib’s cornermen Zubaira Tukhugov, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, and Esedulla Emiragaev.
The settlement agreements will be reviewed via the five-person NSAC panel. UFC Lightweight fighter Zubaira Tukhugov, and Khabib’s cousin, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, have also reached settlements before hearing.
It is expected NSAC will agree all the settlements. All the fighters are facing potential penalties/fines at the moment. For now, Khabib Nurmagomedov was paid $1,000,000 of his two million UFC 229 fight night purse, while commission withholds the other half.
But it is believed UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones will appear on Tuesday’s NSAC hearing. Jones’ UFC return after a 15-month suspension was followed by controversy. The Nevada State Athletic Commission denied granting him a license after “suspicious drug test” results.
The whole event was relocated from Las Vegas, Nevada to Inglewood, California on short notice. CSAC tested “Bones” and allowed him to fight after he enrolled in additional VADA testing. Jon Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson at the main event of UFC 232 via third-round TKO.
Jon Jones is set to defend his title against Anthony Smith at UFC 235, which takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yet, “Bones” needs to obtain NSAC license to fight first. He’ll be looking to complete this task on Tuesday’s hearing.
What do you think, what happens next with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor? Will NSAC grant Jon Jones a license?