Nevada regulators postpone Nurmagomedov, McGregor hearings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada fight regulators have postponed hearings on the suspensions of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for a brawl after UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

State Athletic Commission Chairman Anthony Marnell III cited continuing negotiations with Nurmagomedov’s attorneys toward a settlement that could avoid a public hearing Jan. 29.

Commission executive Bob Bennett says McGregor’s attorneys also received a continuance.

Marnell has said fines and punishment up to a lifetime ban could be considered for the Irishman and the Russian from Dagestan.

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He says the suspensions will continue until an investigation is complete.

Both fighters were suspended and the board withheld $1 million of Nurmagomedov’s purse after the Oct. 6 brawl at T-Mobile Arena.

Nurmagomedov (27-0) defeated McGregor (21-4) in the fourth round.

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