Almost three weeks after his best career performance — one against the most accomplished opponent on his resumé, no less — Khabib Nurmagomedov is $1 million richer. But he is still a little short.
In a hearing designated to address his temporary suspension as well as that of Conor McGregor, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to extend their suspensions on both fighters. However, they would also release $1 million to Khabib. But that is still only half of his fight night pay.
Though the NSAC only holds $1 million as collateral, his entire purse — including back-end money made from pay-per-view points — may also be in jeopardy. Conor McGregor is not off the hook either, however. The Sports Post attended the preliminary hearing. The following are a few of the observations from the meeting…
NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell III Will Require both McGregor and Khabib to Attend the December 10th Disciplinary Hearing.
“I would like to make it clear for the record, they both need to be on notice that (for) the December hearing I will require them to personally appear,” Chairman Marnell barked from his throne. “I will not waive personal appearance.”