Commision Awards Khabib Half Of The Fight Purse, Further Sanctions Pending For Mcgregor And Nurmagomedov
Following the biggest win of his career, Khabib Nurmagomedov leaped over the cage fence and attacked Mcgregor’s cornerman Dillon Danis which incite riots inside and outside the Octagon.
Which resulted in commission froze Khabib’s fight purse not only that UFC head honcho Dana White said post-fight melee was a big deal, but no one seemed to care except him as he didn’t expect things to go down that bad.
Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) regulators had a meeting on Wednesday; it was decided to release Khabib Nurmagomedov’s half of UFC 229 fight purse. The other half of ‘Eagle’s’ fight purse will withhold until the next disciplinary hearing which will occur on December 10.
On October 15, Mcgregor and Khabib received 10-day temporary suspensions for their role in melee; now commission unanimously voted to extend the suspensions which will last until the investigation is solved. Both UFC fighters have been requested to attend the hearing in person. (H/T MMAMania)
“I understand that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is doing a thorough investigation, which I am confident will benefit my client, Conor McGregor,” the fighter’s manager, Audie Attar, said.
NAC chairman, Anthony Marnell also said he’d have seized Mcgregor’s fight purse of $3 million; the melee footage emerged later which shows Mcgregor also exchange punches with Khabib’s teammates inside the Octagon also try to fight on the top of a cage.
“If I would have had the video I now have, I would have also withheld McGregor’s purse,” said commission chair Anthony Marnell lll.
According to Commission regulations, there’s no limit on punishment that could impose on Khabib and Mcgregor, they could have put a lifetime ban on both, but it’s unlikely.
“The attorney general just informed the commission they are authorized to ban Nurmagomedov and McGregor for life and fine them 100 percent of their respective purses,” wrote ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. “That won’t happen, but it’s worth noting there is really no limit on the possible punishment, based on NSAC regs.”
The attorney general just informed the commission they are authorized to ban Nurmagomedov and McGregor for life, and fine them 100 percent of their respective purses. That won't happen, but it's worth noting there is really no limit on the possible punishment, based on NSAC regs.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 24, 2018
Check out full the hearing below: (Courtesy MMAJunkie)
Share your thoughts what kind of further sanctions both Mcgregor and Khabib can get in their upcoming hearing?