Khabib Nurmagomedov. Photo: REUTERS/Said Tsarnayev

09 November 2018, 07:06

Nurmagomedov's brother and McGregor's coach summoned to hearings in Las Vegas

The Athletic Commission of the US State of Nevada has summoned five participants in the brawl that happened after the fight of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighters – a Dagestani Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Irishman Conor McGregor – to hearings.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 7, at the UFC 229 tournament in Las Vegas, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended the championship title by defeating Conor McGregor in the fourth round. At the end of the fight, the Dagestani fighter jumped out of the octagon (ring) and provoked his brawl with McGregor's team members and fans.

Later, the Nevada Athletic Commission removed both fighters from competitions until December 10.

The next round of hearings was appointed for Wednesday, November 14, in Las Vegas, says the agenda, posted on the Commission's website, to which the TASS has referred today.

The Commission has summoned Dillon Denis, McGregor's coach; Abubakar Nurmagomedov, an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter and Khabib's cousin; Rizvan Magomedov and Essedulla Emiragaev, Khabib's manager and wrestling coach accordingly.

Zubair Tukhugov, an MMA fighter, a Chechen native, who hit McGregor, was also summoned, the RIA "Novosti" has added today.

After the Las Vegas brawl, Tukhugov is under threat of cancelling his contract with the UFC. He was also deprived of a fight with Artyom Lobov, a member of McGregor's team.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 8, 2018 at 07:20 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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