Members of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 229 corners to be disciplined by Nevada Athletic Commission

By Michael Hiscoe, Managing Editor

Oct 6, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Security tries to control the crowd after Khabib Nurmagomedov (red gloves) fought Conor McGregor (blue gloves) during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Cornermen and teammates of both Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to face discipline from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) next week. A report from MMAFighting’s Marc Raimondi lists a Nov. 14 hearing with the NAC that will extend temporary suspensions to McGregor teammate and Bellator fighter Dillon Danis among others.

From Nurmagomedov’s side,  Zubaira Tukhugov, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Rizvan Magomedov, and Esedulla Emiragaev are all part of the disciplinary process following the skirmish that ensued following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win over McGregor at UFC 229 last month. Tukhugov is part of the UFC roster. He was pulled from a planned fight with Artem Lobov scheduled for the Oct. 27 UFC card in Moncton, NB. Abubakar Nurmagomedov fights for PFL.

McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are both serving temporary suspensions and are scheduled to face the commission on Dec. 10 for disciplinary action. Immediately following the brawl at UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s full $2 million purse was held by the commission and then half his purse was released to him last month. The brawl began when Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the cage and went after Danis. Tukhugov, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Magomedov, and Emiragaev were all involved in the chaos that followed.

All five men will see their suspensions extended pending a future hearing where final sanctions are expected to be handed down.


Also set to face discipline at the Nov. 14 hearing is UFC fighter Sean O’Malley, who failed a drug test ahead of his bout scheduled for the same UFC 229 card.

The full agenda for the Nov. 14 hearing can be seen here.

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