Saturday night’s UFC 229 brawl will have real-life consequences for all those involved, including Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomeodv, and the men who attacked Conor McGregor.
The names of the undisclosed men who attacked Conor McGregor inside the cage have yet to be named, but Nevada is looking into pursuing criminal charges against them.
Additionally, Nevada confirmed that they will be seeking both fines and suspensions in the pending complaints against Khabib and Conor.
Here’s NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell statemnt: (Via ESPN)
“We will be filing against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov,” Marnell said. “Because we withheld one purse, we will have to move expeditiously to a complaint and hearing. We have held 100 percent of one of the fighter’s money, so the goal is to get the complaints out in the next 24 to 48 hours.”
“There are a lot of things here,” Marnell said. “There are a lot of charges that can be brought against a spectator who came over the barricade, through the commission section and into the Octagon to strike a fighter three times. For the record, I have a massive problem with that. That cannot happen.
“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.”
“Both,” said Marnell, when asked whether Nurmagomedov is facing a fine or suspension. “It’s always both. 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.”
“This is a serious issue, this is not a light issue,” Marnell said. “This isn’t, ‘We smacked each other in the face in a hotel lobby the week of a fight.’ This is the night of the event, and it needs to stay inside that field of combat. There are serious regulations and statutes about what took place, and the consequences have to match the actions.”