UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and his UFC 229 opponent Conor McGregor have reportedly reached a settlement for their now-infamous post-fight melee.
Neither man will actually attend the Las Vegas meeting today but according to reports made by Las Vegas Review Journal, the pair have both reached settlements that will dictate the severity of the punishment handed down to them.
This will mean that they will also avoid a full disciplinary hearing.
The same reports claim that Zubaira Tukhugov, Esedulla Emiragaev, and Abubakar Nurmagomedov have also reached an agreement.
This does not mean that the punishment will not include a suspension from competition on top of a monetary fine.
Khabib himself recently speculated that he will be sidelined for a period lasting between nine-to-twelve months – putting him out of action until July or October if the ban begins on the night of UFC 229, October 6, 2017, as it should.
McGregor, on the other hand, has not been overly vocal about the entire situation.
As of right now, none of the parties involved – including the UFC – have made too much in the way of noise about today’s meeting but we will keep you informed as things become clearer.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena