NSAC Files Formal Complaints Against Conor, Khabib
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has formally filed complaints against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the post-fight melee that occurred at UFC 229 in October.
The complaints give possible punishments for the actions of the two fighters, but it does not necessarily give any specific recommendation the five-person committee should hand out. NSAC executive director Bob Bennett will make his own punishment recommendation at the Dec. 10 hearing but an official punishment will be made by the commission as a whole.
The complaints are the result of a “comprehensive investigation” by the NSAC. It states both Nurmagomedov and McGregor allegedly broke Nevada law — the complaints include the criminal definition of assault and battery — and are guilty of “foul or unsportsmanlike conduct” in connection with a fight.
Potential punishments include the commission possibly suspending or revoking the two men’s licenses, issue up to a lifetime ban and withhold 100 percent of their purses or $250,000, whichever is greater. They are also responsible for attorney’s fees and other punishments the commission sees fit. Bennett’s complaint asks the commission to “impose a penalty” on Nurmagomedov and McGregor, pay fees for the cost of the hearing, and other potential punishments the commission “may deem just and proper.”
The complaints also include the criminal definition of assault and battery. Bennett’s complaint asks the commission to “impose a penalty” on Nurmagomedov and McGregor, pay fees for the cost of the hearing, and other potential punishments the commission “may deem just and proper.”
The complaints state Numragomedov “refused to comply” with an order from an NSAC commissioner to “disengage from the situation and walk away.” Nurmagomedov verbally taunted McGregor following their fight before having a verbal war with Dillon Danis, who was in McGregor’s corner. Danis, NSAC inspectors and UFC security personnel were struck during the altercation, according to the report.
McGregor, meanwhile, “refused to comply” with an order to return to the Octagon canvas after climbing the cage to attack one of Nurmagomedov’s cornermen, Abubakar Nurmagomedov — who was also climbing the cage.
Original Story: MMAJunkie