McGregor and Khabib broker settlements with NAC prior to Tuesday hearing

January 29, 2019

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmogomedov have brokered settlements with the Nevada Athletic Commission prior to Tuesday’s hearing.

McGregor and Nurmogomedov were on the agenda for the monthly commission hearing to discuss punishment for October’s post-fight fight at UFC 229.  The melee saw the commission withhold Nurmogomedov’s purse in light of his actions.  It later reviewed video which also assessed liability to McGregor for his part in the post-fight altercation.

According to the report by Adam Hill, settlements were also reached with Khabib’s teammates Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zuabaira Tukhugov.  Both were involved in the UFC 229 fracas.

The settlements have you to be disclosed although Bennett confirmed the settlement agreements.  The report indicates that the commission will agree to the settlement.

Payout Perspective:

Swift and without further discussion is likely what the UFC wanted to do with the settlement negotiations for the fighters.  One would think an ample fine and a suspension that will allow for each fighter to return by July’s International Fight Week is likely the forecast.

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