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NSAC grants continuance to Khabib Nurmagomedov, hearing rescheduled for Jan. 29 in Las Vegas

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, was expected to appear before Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) to answer for his actions at UFC 229 back in October.

That hearing has now been rescheduled for Jan. 29, according to MMA Fighting, after Nurmagomedov was granted a continuance by the commission. That said, “The Eagle” still has between now and then to reach a settlement.

And get some of that fight purse back.

Nurmagomedov started a post-fight brawl in the wake of his UFC 229 victory over Conor McGregor after jumping into the crowd to confront “Notorious” jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis. The trash-talking Irishman was also expected to appear before NSAC today, but like his Dagestani rival, delayed his hearing until next month.

That means division No. 1 contender, Tony Ferguson, will have no choice but to continue to sit idly by as Nurmagomedov works through his issues, or until the promotion gets tired of waiting and creates another interim title.

Stay tuned.