There’s been a lot of talk that Khabib Nurmagomedov will face punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his actions after UFC 229 on Saturday night, but it seems that Conor McGregor is also under scrutiny too.
In the immediate aftermath of the event it seemed that McGregor had been the victim after he was attacked by several members of Nurmagomedov’s team in the Octagon, but different angles of the incident have since suggested that the Irish superstar may have thrown the first punch at one of his rival’s coaches as they both tried to climb over the cage.
“We will be filing against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov,” NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell told ESP. “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.
“This is a serious issue, this is not a light issue. This isn’t, ‘We smacked each other in the face in a hotel lobby the week of a fight.’ This is the night of the event, and it needs to stay inside that field of combat. There are serious regulations and statutes about what took place, and the consequences have to match the actions.”