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Khabib and McGregor suspended indefinitely by Nevada Commission


Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have been indefinitely suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commision.

 

The NSAC initially refused to give Nurmagomedov any of the $2 million show money he was contracted to receive from his Lightweight title defence against McGregor at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – this was due to his involvement in the now infamous post-fight brawl, the consequences surrounding this now commonly known. Whilst many were involved in the incident, it was Khabib’s decision to jump over the cage in pursuit of Dillon Dannis that arguably caused the situation to unfold.

 

Perhaps now realising that blame cannot be squarely placed on either party due to the tension created over months of back and forth between the two camps on a scale of scope and intensity previously unseen in MMA, the Nevada Commision will reportedly allow Khabib to receive only $1 million of his show money with the other half still being withheld. Chairman of the Commision Anthony Marnell claimed that had newly surfaced video of the incident been available at an earlier time, McGregor would also have had his purse held.

 

The NSAC will reportedly meet again in December to decide on a final verdict. Both Nurmagomedov and McGregor are expected to attend in person, with an absence from either leading possibly to harsher punishment – lifetime bans from fighting in the state of Nevada are on the table.

 

Chairman Anthony Marnell said this during yesterdays hearing:

 

“… In December I will require them to personally appear. I will not waive personal appearance. So they have plenty of time, UFC, different camps for visas etcetera — if you run into visa issues then you need to communicate that with executive director [Bob] Bennett and we’ll figure out how to work around that. But I’m not going to do that over the telephone.”



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Peter Knox

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15 Comments

  • Andy Haig
    27/10/2018 at 3:49 am

    It’s all bollocks and hype . Then they lift the ban for a rematch and MORE people want to see it and pay money. Wakey wakey

  • John Coffey
    26/10/2018 at 8:58 pm
  • John Coffey
    26/10/2018 at 8:58 pm

    50 million dollars i wouldn’t blame him for laughing

  • Aqeel Ahmed
    26/10/2018 at 10:31 am

    Conor is suspended until they can make a money fight. The big potential fights are: GSP, Nate Diaz 3, Khabib 2.

  • Julian Riley Sym
    26/10/2018 at 7:07 am
  • Jordin Keene
    25/10/2018 at 11:21 pm

    “Indefinetly” sure.

  • Harry Fox
    25/10/2018 at 11:21 pm

    Julian Riley Sym there you go?

  • Scott Swindlehurst
    25/10/2018 at 9:55 pm

    Even if they are banned from Nevada can still fight anywhere else in the world

  • Mike Liatto
    25/10/2018 at 4:59 pm

    Two wrongs don’t make a right.

  • Simon Wakely
    25/10/2018 at 2:07 pm

    Fake news

  • Mark Malone
    25/10/2018 at 1:54 pm

    There is no way there will be life time bans as money will talk the gate alone for ufc 229 was almost $20 million dollars then think about the money that went into Vegas the week of the fight I.E hotels, bars, restaurants etc etc. The NSAC tried this before with mcgregor and diaz in the end mcgregor ended up saying he would never fight in Vegas again then shortly after pat lundvall either stepped down or was fired for changing mcgregors fine from $25,000 to $150,000 and said he needed to be humbled. So I personally think they will be fined and suspended for a few months

  • Connor Hamilton
    25/10/2018 at 1:34 pm

    So the real story is they have been suspended until Decembers hearing and the other 1 Million of Khabibs purse is being held until the outcome of the hearing.

  • Ricky Harvey
    25/10/2018 at 1:32 pm

    Doesn’t say they have been suspended at all 😒

  • Connor Hamilton
    25/10/2018 at 1:26 pm

    It says indefinitely suspended then it says they have a heading in December where lifetime bans are on the table? 🤔

  • Antony Roose
    25/10/2018 at 12:45 pm

    Nick.