It was expected that Conor McGregor would meet with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) in Las Vegas next week over his involvement in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl initiated by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
According to MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi, however, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion has been granted a continuance and will no longer be in attendance at Monday’s disciplinary hearing, where he was expected to face a possible fine and suspension.
The hearing is likely to be rescheduled in the next couple of weeks.
Nurmagomedov, who submitted McGregor in the fourth round of the blockbuster UFC 229 main event, is expected to face his disciplinary on Monday, although the Dagestani will likely not be in attendance in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov is also eligible to apply for a continuance, or perhaps reach a settlement with the NAC, which has become a common procedure in recent disciplinary cases.
Nurmagomedov still hasn’t received half of his $2 million fight purse for UFC 229, which the NAC is withholding until he faces his disciplinary.
The undefeated champion leapt over the Octagon fence after his submission win over McGregor and attacked McGregor teammate Dillon Danis in the stands. As Nurmagomedov leapt over the fence, McGregor reacted by striking one of the Russian’s cornermen, which triggered an all-out brawl inside the cage.
According to MMA Fighting, “NAC executive director Bob Bennett declined comment on the cases, saying that the agenda with information about next week’s meeting is expected to be posted on the commission website Tuesday night.”