Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229 on Saturday, Oct. 6. The reigning champion’s dominant performance shocked the world, but perhaps not as much as what came after.
“The Eagle” quickly leaped out of the octagon and attacked Conor McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis after winning the UFC 229 headliner. A massive brawl consequently broke out between the fight camps of the two competitors.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has since decided to freeze Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 million payday for the event while an investigation into the incident is completed. Now journalist Mike Russell has come forward to report that the NSAC is allegedly also holding the $200,000 cut from Khabib Nurmagomedov’s purse that was intended to pay the fighter’s manager Ali Abdelaziz.
Abdelaziz is reportedly greatly behind on child support payments to his estranged son Noah. The son’s family has contacted the NSAC and and informed them of the matter, leading to the freezing of Abdelaziz’s cut.
“I am told that the family of Ali Abdelaziz’s son Noah have contacted NSAC in regards to his estranged father’s outstanding child support arrears. The commission has Abdelaziz’s $200k cut locked up with Khabib’s purse. Interesting Mexican standoff shaping up in NV.”
I am told that the family of Ali Abdelaziz's son Noah have contacted NSAC in regards to his estranged father's outstanding child support arrears. The commission has Abdelaziz's $200k cut locked up with Khabib's purse. Interesting Mexican standoff shaping up in NV.
— Mike Russell (@MIKERUSSELLMMA) October 11, 2018