Conor McGregor granted continuance in hearing regarding UFC 229 brawl

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

Conor McGregor is supposed to be in Las Vegas next week to attend a hearing regarding the altercation he had with Khabib Nurmagomedov and members of his team after UFC 229 in October.

Both McGregor and Khabib are facing sanctions for the brawl that took place between members of both of their teams following their UFC Lightweight title fight two months ago at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Following his fourth-round submission win, The Eagle climbed out of the Octagon to confront a member of McGregor's team, Dillon Danis, after he was encouraged to do so by the cornerman himself.

Meanwhile, Notorious climbed to the top of the cage near where the melee had started and was met there by Nurmagomedov’s training partner, Abubakar Nurmagomedov.

McGregor threw a punch at Abubakar and a skirmish inside the cage ensued, with Nurmagomedov’s teammates Zubaira Tukhugov and Esedulla Emiragaev getting involved too.

Tukhugov and McGregor exchanged punches, while Emiragaev landed a punch on the Irishman from behind.

McGregor and Khabib were both supposed to have disciplinary hearings with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) regarding the confrontations next Monday, but that is no longer the case.

According to MMA Fighting, while Khabib's hearing will still go ahead, McGregor has been granted a continuance in his case with NAC after his legal team asked for one.

A date for when McGregor's case will be heard is yet to be set, but it further delays when Notorious will be able to return to the Octagon for another fight in UFC. He is currently facing a fine and suspension from the NAC.

Conor McGregor has been granted a continuance in his Nevada Athletic Commission case

Khabib will likely find out the fate of his guaranteed $2 million purse from the fight when his hearing takes place, which is currently being withheld by the NAC.

McGregor and Nurmagomedov had their temporary suspensions extended by the NAC until their disciplinary hearings, and both fighters have been expected by NAC chairman Anthony Marnell III to attend their hearings in person.

Danis, Tukhugov and Abubakar are all currently suspended by the Nevada commission as well, pending their own disciplinary hearings.

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