The futures of probably the biggest stars in the history of the sport in former double champ Conor McGregor, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be decided today in a meeting of Nevada Athletic Commission on January 29.
First update being that both McGregor and Nurmagomedov have reached a settlement and hence won’t be present at the meeting. The terms of the settlement agreements have not been disclosed as of yet.
Both McGregor and Nurmagomedov have been on temporary suspension after being involved in UFC 229 post-fight chaos which had Nurmagomedov attacking McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis and McGregor being attacked by Nurmagomedov’s teammate Abubakar Nurmagomedov and UFC featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov. It has been revealed that both Abubakar and Tukhugov have also reached settlements. Regardless all the fighters involved are facing some kind of suspensions or bans.
On the other hand, expected to be in the attendance at the hearing is light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Jones was set to take in Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in Las Vegas, Nevada however was once again tested for small traces of a banned substance called Turinabol in his system. Jones thus was not granted a license by the NAC which had UFC to relocate the entire card to California. Jones eventually went on to defeat Gustafsson for the vacant light heavyweight title.
Jones will be looking to receive a license from the NAC so that he can defend his title against Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC 235, which is scheduled to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 2.