The UFC 229 aftermatch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov has made national headlines. After the UFC champion jumped into the crowd to confront McGregor teammate Dillon Danis, McGregor found himself in the middle of another altercation inside of the cage.
In the initial video of the incident, it appeared that two members of Team Khabib jumped into the cage as soon as Nurmagomedov left and that they began punching McGregor. That led to many saying McGregor did nothing wrong which led to Nurmagomedov and his teammates holding all of the blame. Nurmagomedov also had his $2 million purse withheld by the commission until a disciplinary hearing.
The good news for McGregor is that his purse was not withheld, but the bad news is that he also is now facing a complaint by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because of new evidence. The new video shows McGregor striking first before two other men enter the cage and begin their assault.
And, if the words of NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell are proven to be true, he could find himself in big trouble.
“It’s always both,” Marnell told Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com. ” We could do one or the other, but at least in the chair’s mind, I think the commission will be entertaining a recommendation from the attorney general that will include both.
“We’re taking a really hard look at that gentleman. We know exactly who he is and where he is. I have to let the attorney general determine — is that trespassing, disturbing the peace? That was a serious action and it deserves a serious consequence.”
This entire saga is nowhere close to being over.
Check out the video below:
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— Annita Bonghitt (@AnnitaBonghitt) October 8, 2018