Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov to both face NSAC complaints after brawl

Sheila Mcguire
October 9, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the fourth round of their wildly entertaining UFC 229 fight on Saturday.

But the carnage that followed the bout - which saw Nurmagomedov charge into the crowd and attack McGregor team member Dillon Danis - has thrown the Russian fighter's future into doubt as he faces potential sanctions.

Khabib's response following fight night, with the Nevada State Athletic Commission's decisions on everyone's minds?

UFC featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov took to social media Sunday to acknowledge that he was one of the three men who entered the Octagon after the UFC 229 main event and scuffled with Conor McGregor.

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"These guys are in big trouble", UFC President Dana White said.

Nurmagomedov issued an apology but remained defiant. I warned him. For me, discipline comes first. This sparked a brawl inside and outside the octagon, which involved members of Nurmagomedov's team. Those two have been lined up three different times to fight and it hasn't happened.

McGregor's $3-million ($4.2-million) was not withheld after commission officials examined video footage and determined his side had done nothing wrong in the melee.

Dana White said that the UFC will not look to circumvent any suspension by holding a Nurmagomedov fight overseas. You just beat him while the whole world was watching.

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Nurmagomedov re-entered the octagon and confronted White for not strapping on his championship belt.

Many believe that McGregor had crossed the line from trash talking to bigotry before the fight with Nurmagomedov.

"That night when Conor went into the ring with Paul, me and Owen (Roddy) are elbowing eachother saying 'what's gonna happen here?' Is he just going to get schooled and we'll be left scratching our heads like 'what are we going to do here?' but during each round we got more confident". When you have such an unbelievable event that we've worked hard to build over the last several months and it goes flawless, I mean literally it was too eerie.

"It's always both. We could do one or the other, but at least in the chair's mind, I think the commission will be entertaining a recommendation from the attorney general that will include both".

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