The day before the Athletics Committee in Nevada (NAC), Habib Nurmagomedov and Connor McGregor will soon come.
The two UFC stars face fines and suspensions for their roles in the UFC 229 brawl in October. Nurmagomedov banned from Octagon, after his submission wins over McGregor and attacked the corner of McGregor Dylton Dennis, who lit melee. McGregor entered into it with several members of the Nurmagomedov team, who jumped into the cage.
On Friday night, UFC chairman Dana White was asked what is the worst scenario for Nurmagomedov in front of the commission. Nurmagomedov is an easy UFC champion, and the top of the division is waiting for his disciplinary hearing by December 10th. According to White's assessment, if the NAC was to suspend Nurmagomedov for more than a year, it would be excessive.
"I can not see that they give Cabibs more than a year," White said after the wrestling (h / t MMA Weekly) after completing the TUF 28 Finale in the Palms of Las Vegas. … "If there is more than a year, come a man It would not be fair The whole thing was done in 40 seconds, no one touched, no one was injured Nothing happened I think the commission should send a message and I hope it's not more than a year. I do not think it will be fair. "
Sosian teammates Danis and Nurmagomedov, Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov, also face sanctions from the NAC after the fight. McGregor threw a blow on Abubakar Nurmagomedov, while the two were at the top of the cage after Habib jumped into Danis. Tughugov entered the octagon and exchanged strokes with McGregor seconds later. Nurmagomedov's teammate Esedula Emirgaev then went into the cage and hit McGregor at the back before the security interrupted, the Metropolitan police and the US labs.
White said on Friday night that Tony Ferguson is probably the next challenge for Nurmagomedov and he "deserves" it. Ferguson finished Anthony Petis on the same UFC 229 card that Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor.
Despite the unknown with the NAC and the lack of clarity regarding the light division, White said he was not worried about how to make it out.
"I have a job to do," White said. "I have to fight, no matter who is here and who is not. I have to fight so that I will continue to struggle until we find out what the suspensions are, and then when the suspensions are set, I will continue to fight until they return. "