The wait is on to discover what happens to Khabib Nurmagomedov following UFC 229.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission are conducting an investigation into his actions at the end of his victory over Conor McGregor.
Such behaviour doesn’t reflect well on the UFC and a suspension is possible.
There are even suggestions that he could lose his UFC lightweight belt, although UFC president Dana White has told TMZ that “he absolutely keeps his title”.
There is plenty for the NSAC to uncover, including just what caused Nurmagomedov to cross the line.
McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis was the target of his attack. The Irishman’s coach, John Kavanagh, suggested that Danis provoked Nurmagomedov in the build up to the fight.
New footage has since emerged and it appears to paint the clearest picture yet as to why Nurmagomedov went for Danis.
New video of the brawl
In the clip, Nurmagomedov’s MMA managing partner Rizvan Magomedov is seen taunting Danis after The Eagle forced McGregor to tap.
Danis then gets into it with Magomedov, and Nurmagomedov sees this happening.
The 27-0 star then flings himself out of the Octagon and dives straight for Danis.
Danis and Nurmagomedov are clearly seen exchanging words before Magomedov pats McGregor’s teammate on the back.
It was clearly trash talk. And when Danis and Magomedov got into a skirmish, Nurmagomedov felt the need to get involved.
Magomedov was one of the three members of Nurmagomedov’s team who were later arrested by Las Vegas police following the brawl.
White posed the question afterwards as to whether those involved will even be granted a visa to allow them back into the United States again.
It’s serious stuff.
McGregor, who wants a rematch with Nurmagomedov following the fourth loss of his UFC career, has been suspended for a month on medical grounds.
The NSAC confirmed that McGregor isn’t allowed to fight until November 6, with no contact until October 28.
Following the punch he took in the second round of the bout, that seems fair.News Now - Sport News