UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and his rival Conor McGregor wonât attend a hearing Monday to confront their October postfight incidents before the Nevada Athletic Commission.
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McGregorâs attorneys won a continuance this week, and Nurmagomedov informed the commission he would not be able to attend the hearing.
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Advertisement “The option for a settlement agreement with Khabib before Monday is always there. In the event we donât reach one, Khabibâs attorney has requested a continuance,” until the commissionâs next scheduled hearing on Jan. 29, Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.
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Bennett declined to comment on the length of suspensions Nurmagomedov and McGregor are facing.
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Following his fourth-round submission of former champion McGregor at UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena, Nurmagomedov was called out by a McGregor training partner, Bellator fighter Dillon Danis, and leaped out of the cage to pursue Danis before being restrained following some confrontations outside the octagon.
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McGregor, reeling from the loss, was struck twice by a man who entered the octagon, and McGregor sought to exit the octagon too before being pulled back
The commission is expected to punish Nurmagomedov more severely
But McGregorâs volatile past — throwing Monster energy drink cans at opponent Nate Diaz and his contingent at a 2016 news conference and throwing a hand truck at a bus occupied by Nurmagomedov and other UFC fighters in Brooklyn in April — could factor into a stiffer punishment
The expectation is that the matter wonât be settled until next month