It looks as if Conor McGregor will not be at a hearing held by the Nevada Athletic Commission next week. Plans were in place to discuss his role in the brawl that took place following the UFC 229 pay-per-view in October but the hearing will now be held at a later date.
The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion was granted a continuance in the NAC hearing according to a report by Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting. McGregor’s legal team asked for the extension which was granted without issue.
As of today, current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov hearing with commission will go on as scheduled on Monday.
Early indications are that Nurmagomedov will not actually be in attendance for his hearing although last month NAC chairman Anthony Marnell III said he expected both McGregor and Nurmagomedov to be in Las Vegas for their hearings in person. Both fighters previously had their temporary suspensions extended until their disciplinary hearings so technically the two men are still suspended.
Dillon Danis, Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov are all currently suspended by the Nevada commission, pending their own disciplinary hearings for their actions in the post-fight melee.
Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped out of the octagon following his submission victory over McGregor, October 6. The champion jumped toward Danis who was in McGregor’s corner. Abubakar Nurmagomedov jumped on top of the octagon and McGregor threw a punch at him. Tukhugov and Esedulla Emiragaev then entered the cage and it was Emiragaev who hit McGregor from behind. The entire event lasted seconds but put a black on the sport and drew criticism from many.
The NAC is supposed to release more information about the hearings tonight on their website.