Nurmagomedov, McGregor Facing NSAC Discipline Following UFC 229, Third Man Under Investigation

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Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and at least one other individual are under investigation by the NSAC, and facing possible discipline.

Per a new report by ESPN, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be filing complaints against both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, following the brawl that erupted after the UFC 229 main event over the weekend. The news comes as Dana White told TMZ on Monday that the commission was considering fining Nurmagomedov the entirety of his two million dollar fight purse. McGregor’s three million dollar fee, meanwhile, had already been released by the commission, as they had initially cleared him of wrongdoing. However, additional video showing McGregor in an altercation with a member of Nurmagomedov’s team atop the cage led to the new complaint.

“We will be filing against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov,” NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell told ESPN. “Because we withheld one purse, we will have to move expeditiously to a complaint and hearing. We have held 100 percent of one of the fighter’s money, so the goal is to get the complaints out in the next 24 to 48 hours.”

One particular individual, seen wearing a red sweatshirt in multiple videos, will also be facing discipline. That individual was seen jumping into the octagon to attack McGregor. “There are a lot of charges that can be brought against a spectator who came over the barricade, through the commission section and into the Octagon to strike a fighter three times. For the record, I have a massive problem with that. That cannot happen,” said Marnell.

“We’re taking a really hard look at that gentleman. We know exactly who he is and where he is. I have to let the attorney general determine — is that trespassing, disturbing the peace? That was a serious action and it deserves a serious consequence,” he added.

While the commission hopes to have the complaints filed within the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours, there’s unlikely to be any hearing on the matter before November. In the meantime, McGregor is already angling for a rematch, while Khabib is facing the wrath of his father.