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08th Nov 2018

McGregor and Khabib not the only ones facing punishment from Nevada commission

At least five other individuals are facing disciplinary measures

Darragh Murphy

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has published the list of individuals who may face disciplinary measures for their roles in the UFC 229 brawl.

A massive melee broke out immediately after the main event of UFC 229 last month as Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon in an attempt to attack members of Conor McGregor’s team while McGregor exchanged punches with a teammate of Nurmagomedov’s on top of the fence before being sucker-punched in the cage.

The two men involved in the main event, McGregor and Nurmagomedov, have had their temporary suspensions extended and they will sit before the NSAC for disciplinary hearings on December 10.

Before then, several other individuals who were involved in the fracas may see their temporary suspensions extended at the next commission hearing on November 14.

Per the meeting’s agenda published on; Dillon Danis, Zubaira Tukhugov, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Rizvan Magomedov and Esedulla Emiragaev are all facing potential punishments.

Danis, McGregor’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach, was the subject of Nurmagomedov’s attack and it has been claimed that he provoked the lightweight champion from outside the Octagon.

Abubakar Nurmagomedov was the individual who exchanged punches with McGregor on top of the cage while Emiragaev is believed to be the man who punched McGregor from behind. Tukhugov was also involved in an altercation with the Irishman inside the Octagon.

Magomedov, meanwhile, has also been identified as one of the main catalysts for the brawl as he taunted Danis as he made his way into the cage to celebrate Nurmagomedov’s victory.

Nobody was arrested following the brawl as McGregor refused to press charges when he discovered that a couple of members of Nurmagomedov’s team had been detained by police officers.

UFC President Dana White has claimed that any UFC-contracted fighters who were involved in the attack on McGregor would never fight for him again but, interestingly, Islam Makhachev has just been booked to fight Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233 despite being linked with a role in the melee. Makhachev is not expected to face any punishment from Nevada.