All hell broke loose after Khabib Nurmagomedov made Conor McGregor tap out at UFC 229. But it looks like the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will be going after both fighters. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the NSAC will be filing complaints against both McGregor and Khabib.
Update on UFC 229 brawl: After reviewing tape that wasn't immediately available, Nevada commission intends to file complaint on McGregor, too.
Nurmagomedov's full $2 million purse still held. Cases should move relatively quickly.
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— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 8, 2018
But, how did this come about?
“We will be filing against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov,” NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell would tell ESPN on Monday. “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.”
With more footage surfacing, that only creates more questions. We know ‘The Notorious’ wants his rematch already. We just don’t know when (or if) that’s going to happen. Of course, if it makes money then we can be sure Dana White will pursue it.
First thing’s first — it’s time for the NSAC to get to work. For what it’s worth, White says the commission could decide to keep Khabib’s entire purse.
“They took his whole purse right now and they’re talking about keeping his purse,” he said to TMZ Sports. “You should not be able to keep his whole purse,” he adds.