At a hearing on Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission met for the first time regarding the post-fight brawl during the main event of UFC 229.
Neither Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor would attend the initial hearing, where their temporary suspensions would be furthered until a hearing in December. Per Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Heidi Fang, both McGregor and Nurmagomedov must appear before the panel or suffer further consequences.
The Nevada Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, told the board that he recommended to the board that Nurmagomedov’s fight purse from the event continue to be withheld, as well as any PPV or fight bonuses he may have received following his fourth-round submission victory over Conor McGregor.
Commission Chairman Anthony Marnell weighed his options when it came to Nurmagomedov’s fight purse and decided to put a vote forward for releasing half of Nurmagomedov’s $2 million purse to allow the UFC lightweight champion to pay his cornermen and other expenses.
The board passed the motion, leaving $1 million still dangling for the fighter, who along with McGregor and their camps got into a near riot causing both teams to engage in a short yet wild fracas.